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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 8/2008

01-09-2008 | Original Paper

Language Abilities of Children with Asperger Syndrome

Auteurs: Satu Saalasti, Tuulia Lepistö, Esko Toppila, Teija Kujala, Minna Laakso, Taina Nieminen-von Wendt, Lennart von Wendt, Eira Jansson-Verkasalo

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 8/2008

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Abstract

Current diagnostic taxonomies (ICD-10, DSM-IV) emphasize normal acquisition of language in Asperger syndrome (AS). Although many linguistic sub-skills may be fairly normal in AS there are also contradictory findings. There are only few studies examining language skills of children with AS in detail. The aim of this study was to study language performance in children with AS and their age, sex and IQ matched controls. Children with AS had significantly lower scores in the subtest of Comprehension of Instructions. Results showed that although many linguistic skills may develop normally, comprehension of language may be affected in children with AS. The results suggest that receptive language processes should be studied in detail in children with AS.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Language Abilities of Children with Asperger Syndrome
Auteurs
Satu Saalasti
Tuulia Lepistö
Esko Toppila
Teija Kujala
Minna Laakso
Taina Nieminen-von Wendt
Lennart von Wendt
Eira Jansson-Verkasalo
Publicatiedatum
01-09-2008
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 8/2008
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-008-0540-3