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Spontaneous Initiation of Communication in Infants at Low and Heightened Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders.
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PMID:  23231694     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Communication spontaneously initiated by infants at heightened risk (HR; n = 15) for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is compared with that in low-risk (LR; n = 15) infants at 13 and 18 months of age. Infants were observed longitudinally during naturalistic in-home interaction and semistructured play with caregivers. At both ages, HR infants spontaneously produced Words, Communicative Non-Word Vocalizations, show and point Gestures, and Gesture + Non-Word Vocalization combinations at lower rates than LR peers. This difference also held for Gesture + Word combinations at 18 but not 13 months. At 36 months, all HR children were evaluated for ASD, and 3 received a diagnosis of autistic disorder. At both 13 and 18 months, these 3 children had been at or near the bottom of the distribution on all spontaneous communication variables. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).
Breanna M Winder; Robert H Wozniak; Meaghan V Parladé; Jana M Iverson
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental psychology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1939-0599     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Psychol     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
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Created Date:  2012-12-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0260564     Medline TA:  Dev Psychol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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