Keith Atkin

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Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a genetic disorder which has widespread developmental consequences including motor, cognitive and language delay. Previous research on PWS children has focused primarily on phonological development and dysfluency. In the present study, the lexical development of a boy with PWS was investigated in a series of 18 play sessions(More)
This paper presents a case study of a four-year-old boy with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and a mental age of approximately 1;5 who demonstrates precocious oralreading behaviour in the absence of spontaneous speech. Tests of reading regular and irregular words, pseudowords, homographic heterophones, single sentences and texts were carried out. Performance on(More)
BACKGROUND Profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) are a complex range of disabilities that affect the general health and well-being of the individual and their capacity to interact and learn. METHOD We developed a new methodology to capture the non-symbolic signalling behaviours of children with PMLD within the context of a face-to-face(More)
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