Parent–Child Gesture Use During Problem Solving in Autistic Spectrum Disorder

This study examined the relationship between child language skills and parent and child gestures of 58 youths with and without an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis

Kristen Medeiros; Adam Winsler

2014

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  • This study examined the relationship between child language skills and parent and child gestures of 58 youths with and without an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis
  • Children with ASD had lower Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test scores and gestured less and at lower rates compared to typically developing children
  • Gesture use was unrelated to vocabulary for typically developing children, but positively associated with vocabulary for those with ASD
  • Gesture may be a point of communication intervention for families with children with ASD
  • Comprehension and word production skills in young children with autism

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