Nonverbal communication and play correlates of language development in autistic children

The aim of this study was to determine the social and cognitive correlates of language acquisition in autistic children

Peter Mundy

2005

Scholarcy highlights

  • The aim of this study was to determine the social and cognitive correlates of language acquisition in autistic children
  • Functional and symbolic play skills were shown to be associated with language abilities in a sample of young autistic children, thereby replicating previous findings
  • The play and nonverbal communication variables were not significantly correlated, suggesting that these variables reflect independent psychological factors associated with language development in young autistic children

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