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Consonant differentiation mediates the discrepancy between non-verbal and verbal abilities in children with ASD.

Authors
  • Key, A P1, 2
  • Yoder, P J1, 2, 3
  • Stone, W L4
  • 1 Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Nashville, TN, USA.
  • 2 Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA.
  • 3 Department of Special Education, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA.
  • 4 Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of intellectual disability research : JIDR
Publication Date
May 01, 2016
Volume
60
Issue
5
Pages
478–490
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/jir.12286
PMID: 27120990
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

We discuss the theoretical and clinical implications of the brain's response to speech sound contrasts possibly explaining the greater non-verbal versus language ability in children with ASD compared with that in typically developing children.

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