Language Acquisition in Children with Autism in the Arab World: Evidence from Processes of Phonology, Semantics, Syntax and Pragmatics

Jarrar, Haneen. 2015. Language Acquisition in Children with Autism in the Arab World: Evidence from Processes of Phonology, Semantics, Syntax and Pragmatics. Doctoral thesis, Goldsmiths, University of London [Thesis]

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Abstract or Description

The studies described in this thesis are the first to investigate the use of diagnostic and language tests developed in the western world in an Arab autism clinic. This chapter will provide contextual information and will begin by giving a historical overview of the developments in diagnostic criteria, and clinical and language assessment methods that followed Kanner’s first description of autism in 1943. Research findings that have informed our current understanding of language abilities in autism in the western world are discussed. Finally, prevalence and methods of autism assessment in the Arab world will be considered and the aims of the thesis will be described.

Item Type:

Thesis (Doctoral)

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.25602/GOLD.00011251

Keywords:

Autism, Language, Acquisition, Middle east, Arab world, Noun bias, Pragmatics, Grammar, Phonology , symptom severity, Gilliam Autism Rating Scale GARS, Childhood Autism Rating Scale CARS, The Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-4 PPVT, Test for the Reception of Grammar TROG, Children’s communication Checklist CCC-2, Experimental Paradigms, The Vineland Adaptive Behavior scales VABS

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Date:

28 January 2015

Item ID:

11251

Date Deposited:

03 Feb 2015 13:55

Last Modified:

29 Apr 2020 16:07

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/11251

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