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A systematic review of pivotal response treatment (PRT) in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)Download
Purpose: To review the evidence regarding the effectiveness of Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) as a treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Methods: This review employed the systematic review process developed by the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM)....
Beyond Sentences: Profiling Language and Communication in School-Aged Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)Download
Purpose: This study explored whether the Expression, Reception and Recall of Narrative Instrument (ERRNI) could profile language abilities in children with ASD beyond the sentence level. We hypothesized the ERRNI would identify significant communication impairments in children with ASD above...
Exploring Pragmatic Language Dysfunction in High Functioning Speakers with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Reliability Study for Transcription using Systematic Analysis of Language Transcripts (SALT)Download
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) commonly experience difficulties with pragmatic language use. To determine how cognitive load affects the pragmatic language use of high-functioning children with ASD, 11 children between the ages of 7 and 12 and diagnosed with ASD performed...
Familiarity of Idioms in Canadian 12-year old Children
Idioms are expressions in which the literal meaning differs from the meaning of that same expression when it occurs within a certain context. This study will determine whether idioms determined to be familiar in previous studies are still familiar and whether Canadians rate the familiarity of...
Background: Pragmatic skills are, by definition, impaired in people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). These difficulties can negatively influence a person’s interpersonal relationships, their ability to find employment and their overall quality of life. Currently, there is little research...
The Development of Idiom Comprehension in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
This project is concerned with the development of idiom comprehension in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The performance of four children between the ages of 6 and 13 years, with High Functioning Autism (HFA), was compared on different idiom interpretation tasks. The three idiom...
Background: This study describes the intensity of services received by preschool children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the Edmonton area. Method: Sixty eight families were asked to describe the services their preschool children utilized at 4 time points: within 4 months of diagnosis,...
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are said to interpret language literally. If so, they would have trouble understanding figurative language, independent of their language level. Idioms (e.g. “skating on thin ice”) are a type of figurative language that are used frequently. In this...