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McIntyre, Nancy S.; Solari, Emily J.; Gonzales, Joseph E.; Solomon, Marjorie; Lerro, Lindsay E.; Novotny, Stephanie; Oswald, Tasha M.; Mundy, Peter C. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2017
This study of 8-16-year-olds was designed to test the hypothesis that reading comprehension impairments are part of the social communication phenotype for many higher-functioning students with autism spectrum disorder (HFASD). Students with HFASD (n = 81) were compared to those with high attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptomatology…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism
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McGregor, Karla K.; Berns, Amanda J.; Owen, Amanda J.; Michels, Sarah A.; Duff, Dawna; Bahnsen, Alison J.; Lloyd, Melissa – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2012
Five groups of children defined by presence or absence of syntactic deficits and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) took vocabulary tests and provided sentences, definitions, and word associations. Children with ASD who were free of syntactic deficits demonstrated age-appropriate word knowledge. Children with ASD plus concomitant syntactic language…
Descriptors: Children, Comparative Analysis, Correlation, Autism