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Children's referential understanding of novel words and parent labeling behaviors: similarities across children with and without autism spectrum disorders.
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PMID:  23021075     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
ABSTRACT This study examined two facets of the use of social cues for early word learning in parent-child dyads, where children had an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or were typically developing. In Experiment 1, we investigated word learning and generalization by children with ASD (age range: 3;01-6;02) and typically developing children (age range: 1;02-4;09) who were matched on language ability. In Experiment 2, we examined verbal and non-verbal parental labeling behaviors. First, we found that both groups were similarly able to learn a novel label using social cues alone, and to generalize this label to other representations of the object. Children who utilized social cues for word learning had higher language levels. Second, we found that parental cues used to introduce object labels were strikingly similar across groups. Moreover, parents in both groups adapted labeling behavior to their child's language level, though this surfaced in different ways across groups.
Hanady Bani Hani; Ana Maria Gonzalez-Barrero; Aparna S Nadig
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of child language     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1469-7602     ISO Abbreviation:  J Child Lang     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0425743     Medline TA:  J Child Lang     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-32     Citation Subset:  -    
McGill University, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
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