Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

, 38:1395

Brief Report: Enhanced Picture Naming in Autism

Authors

  • Matthew Walenski
    • Brain and Language Laboratory, Department of NeuroscienceGeorgetown University
  • Stewart H. Mostofsky
    • Kennedy Krieger Institute
    • Department of NeurologyJohns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    • Department of PsychiatryJohns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Jennifer C. Gidley-Larson
    • Kennedy Krieger Institute
    • Brain and Language Laboratory, Department of NeuroscienceGeorgetown University
Brief Report

DOI: 10.1007/s10803-007-0513-y

Cite this article as:
Walenski, M., Mostofsky, S.H., Gidley-Larson, J.C. et al. J Autism Dev Disord (2008) 38: 1395. doi:10.1007/s10803-007-0513-y

Abstract

Language and communication deficits are key diagnostic criteria for autism. However, not all aspects of language are equally affected. Here we present evidence of enhanced performance of a critical aspect of language—word processing—in children with autism. The results have implications for explanatory theories of autism and language, and for the development of therapeutic approaches.

Keywords

AutismLanguageMemorySex difference

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