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Spontaneous initiation of communication in infants at low and heightened risk for autism spectrum disorders.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23231694     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
Breanna M Winder; Robert H Wozniak; Meaghan V Parladé; Jana M Iverson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2012-12-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental psychology     Volume:  49     ISSN:  1939-0599     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Psychol     Publication Date:  2013 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-10-01     Completed Date:  2014-05-13     Revised Date:  2014-10-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0260564     Medline TA:  Dev Psychol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1931-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Age Factors
Child Development Disorders, Pervasive / physiopathology*,  psychology
Communication*
Female
Gestures
Humans
Infant
Infant Behavior / physiology*
Longitudinal Studies
Male
Parents / psychology
Reproducibility of Results
Speech / physiology
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
HD055748/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; HD35469/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD041607/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD041607/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD054979/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD054979/HD/NICHD NIH HHS
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