Change in Pragmatic Language in Infant-Toddlers With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Retrospective Study This study examined the unique effects of child age at entry to services, autism severity, and cognitive ability, as well as intervention intensity, and total hours in predicting change in language of toddlers with autism receiving birth-to-three services. Only age at entry to services was found to have a large ... Article
Article  |   March 01, 2011
Change in Pragmatic Language in Infant-Toddlers With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Retrospective Study
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Mallory Buckingham
    Southern Connecticut University, Early Connections Birth to Three Program, Meriden, CT
  • Diana B. Newman
    Southern Connecticut University, Early Connections Birth to Three Program, Meriden, CT
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Special Populations / Autism Spectrum / Language Disorders / Social Communication & Pragmatics Disorders / Articles
Article   |   March 01, 2011
Change in Pragmatic Language in Infant-Toddlers With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Retrospective Study
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, March 2011, Vol. 18, 32-36. doi:10.1044/lle18.1.32
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, March 2011, Vol. 18, 32-36. doi:10.1044/lle18.1.32

This study examined the unique effects of child age at entry to services, autism severity, and cognitive ability, as well as intervention intensity, and total hours in predicting change in language of toddlers with autism receiving birth-to-three services. Only age at entry to services was found to have a large effect on language change.

Acknowledgments
We wish to express our sincere appreciation to ASHA Special Interest Group I, Language Learning and Education for awarding us a Starfish Mini-grant and its opportunity for collaboration between clinical and academic SLPs.
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