Brief Report: Enhanced Picture Naming in Autism
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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.
KeywordsAutism Language Memory Sex difference
Support was provided by the National Institutes of Health, the National Alliance for Autism Research, and the Mabel Flory Trust.
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