Communication behaviors in autism and developmental language delay.

@article{Landry1988CommunicationBI,
  title={Communication behaviors in autism and developmental language delay.},
  author={Susan H. Landry and Katherine A. Loveland},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  year={1988},
  volume={29 5},
  pages={
          621-34
        }
}
The communicative behavior of autistic and developmental language delay (DLD) children matched for nonverbal mental age and mean length of utterance (MLU) was compared to that of normally-developing (ND) 2-yr-olds. Autistic children were less able than other children to respond correctly to language or gestures used to direct their attention, used attention directing (pointing, showing) less frequently, and produced more echolalic speech when making requests. DLD and ND children differed only… CONTINUE READING
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