Recognition and language in low functioning autism

Boucher, Jill, Bigham, Sally, Mayes, Andrew Richard and Muskett, Tom (2007) Recognition and language in low functioning autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 38 (7). pp. 1259-1269. ISSN 0162-3257

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Abstract

The hypothesis that a pervasive impairment of declarative memory contributes to language impairment in low functioning autism (LFA) was tested. Participants with LFA, high functioning autism (HFA), intellectual disability (ID) without autism, and typical development (TD) were given two recognition tests and four tests of lexical understanding. It was predicted that recognition would be impaired in the LFA group relative to HFA and TD groups but not the ID group, and that recognition would correlate with lexical knowledge in the LFA group but none of the other groups. These predictions were supported except that the HFA group performed more similarly to the LFA group than was expected, a finding interpreted in terms of selectively impaired episodic memory.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Autism; Language; Memory
Subjects: Psychology
Depositing User: Rod Pow
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2012 09:31
Last Modified: 19 May 2017 13:46
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/169

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