Diagnostic differentiation of autism spectrum disorders and pragmatic language impairment.

@article{Reisinger2011DiagnosticDO,
  title={Diagnostic differentiation of autism spectrum disorders and pragmatic language impairment.},
  author={Lisa M Reisinger and Kim M Cornish and E. J. Fombonne},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  year={2011},
  volume={41 12},
  pages={
          1694-704
        }
}
The present study examined diagnostic differentiation between school-aged children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and children with pragmatic language impairment (PLI). Standardized diagnostic instruments were used to investigate the relationship between severity of 'autism triad' impairments and group membership. The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule was administered to 19 children with PLI and 22 children with ASD. Parents completed the Social Communication Questionnaire. There was… CONTINUE READING
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