Do Verbal Children with Autism Comprehend Gesture as Readily as Typically Developing Children?

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Dimitrova, N. ; Özçalışkan, Ş. ; Adamson, L.B. (2017)
  • Journal: (eissn: 1573-3432)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1007/s10803-017-3243-9
  • Subject: Autism Spectrum Disorder/diagnosis; Autism Spectrum Disorder/psychology; Child Development/physiology; Child, Preschool; Comprehension/physiology; Female; Gestures; Humans; Male; Photic Stimulation/methods; Reinforcement (Psychology); Speech/physiology; Autism; Gesture; Gesture comprehension; Gesture production; Gesture–speech combination; Iconicity

Gesture comprehension remains understudied, particularly in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who have difficulties in gesture production. Using a novel gesture comprehension task, Study 1 examined how 2- to 4-year-old typically-developing (TD) children compr... View more
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