Is the Linguistic Content of Speech Less Salient than its Perceptual Features in Autism?
Järvinen-Pasley, Anna; Pasley, John and Heaton, Pam F.. 2008. Is the Linguistic Content of Speech Less Salient than its Perceptual Features in Autism? Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 38(2), pp. 239-248. ISSN 0162-3257 [Article]No full text available
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10803-007-0386-0
Abstract or Description
Open-ended tasks are rarely used to investigate cognition in autism. No known studies have directly
Relative to controls, children with autism exhibited superior perceptual processing of speech. However, whilst their tendency to preferentially process linguistic rather than perceptual information was weaker than that of controls, it was nevertheless their primary processing mode. Implications for language acquisition in autism are discussed.