A comparison of language characteristics of mentally retarded adults with fragile X syndrome and those with nonspecific mental retardation and autism.

@article{Paul1987ACO,
  title={A comparison of language characteristics of mentally retarded adults with fragile X syndrome and those with nonspecific mental retardation and autism.},
  author={Rhea Paul and Elisabeth M. Dykens and James F. Leckman and Maggie Watson and William R Breg and Donald J. Cohen},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  year={1987},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={457-68}
}
Fragile X syndrome is a recently identified form of mental retardation that is associated with a chromosomal abnormality and inherited in an X-linked manner. Previous studies have suggested that distinctive speech and language characteristics are associated with the syndrome. Twelve adult male residents of an institution for the retarded (aged 23 to 51 years) were compared on a series of speech and language measures to 12 adult males with nonspecific forms of MR who were residents of the same… CONTINUE READING

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