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Online processing of sentences containing noun modification in young children with high-functioning autism

Bavin, Edith L; Prendergast, Luke Anthony; Kidd, Evan; Baker, Emma; Dissanayake, Cheryl


Background: There is variability in the language of children with autism, even those who are high functioning. However, little is known about how they process language structures in real time, including how they handle potential ambiguity, and whether they follow referential constraints. Previous research with older autism spectrum disorder (ASD) participants has shown that these individuals can use context to access rapidly the meaning of ambiguous words. The severity of autism has also been...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders
DOI: 10.1111/1460-6984.12191


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