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Language and Communication in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Tager-Flusberg Helen, Edelson Lisa and Luyster Rhiannon

in Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780195371826
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199965212 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195371826.003.0011
Language and Communication in Autism Spectrum Disorders

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This chapter provides an overview of the key features of atypical language and communication in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) from a developmental perspective. The discussion covers the definition of language and communication impairment in ASD; development of language and communication in ASD; early language (12–30 months); later language (30–48 months); language in older children; neurocognitive models of language and communication in ASD; neurobiology of language in ASD; and mechanisms associated with language and communication impairments in ASD.

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Subjects: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry ; Neurology ; Neuroscience

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