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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...
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,...
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: 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...
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...