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11-04-2019 | OriginalPaper | Uitgave 6/2019 Open Access

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 6/2019

Relations Between Bilingualism and Autistic-Like Traits in a General Population Sample of Primary School Children

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Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders > Uitgave 6/2019
Auteurs:
Draško Kašćelan, Napoleon Katsos, Jenny L. Gibson
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The current study has been done as a part of first author’s PhD research project under the supervision of the second and the third author

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Abstract

Some evidence suggests that bilingualism improves communication and cognitive skills which are often impaired in autism. However, diagnosing autism in bilinguals may suffer a cultural bias, which can affect the investigation of bilingualism and autism. Therefore, the current study investigates relations between autistic-like traits (ALTs) and bilingualism in a general population sample of 394 children (M age = 8;3). Within the high-scoring group on the ALT measure, monolinguals had significantly higher ALT scores than bilinguals. There were no differences between monolinguals and bilinguals in the low-scoring group. Across the whole sample, age and structural language skills accounted for 35% variance in ALTs, while bilingualism had no effect on ALTs. Furthermore, structural language skills explained more variance in ALTs among bilinguals than among monolinguals.

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