Language abilities of children with Asperger syndrome

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

Tutkimustuotos: ArtikkelijulkaisuArtikkeliTieteellinenvertaisarvioitu

Abstrakti

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.
Alkuperäiskielienglanti
LehtiJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Vuosikerta38
Numero8
Sivut1574-1580
Sivumäärä7
ISSN0162-3257
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 2008
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä, vertaisarvioitu

Tieteenalat

  • 515 Psykologia

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