Sensorimotor functioning and communication in mute autistic children

There were two purposes underlying this study: to describe the sensorimotor functioning of mute autistic children and to relate their sensorimotor performance to nonverbal communication

Frank Curcio

2005

Scholarcy highlights

  • There were two purposes underlying this study: to describe the sensorimotor functioning of mute autistic children and to relate their sensorimotor performance to nonverbal communication
  • Performance was highest on the object permanence scale: No child scored below Stage V
  • The absence of protodeclarative gestures may represent a qualitatively distinct pattern of prelinguistic development in certain autistic children

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