Gaze following, gaze reading, and word learning in children at risk for autism.

@article{Gliga2012GazeFG,
  title={Gaze following, gaze reading, and word learning in children at risk for autism.},
  author={Teodora Gliga and Mayada Elsabbagh and Kristelle Hudry and Tony Charman and Mark H. Johnson},
  journal={Child development},
  year={2012},
  volume={83 3},
  pages={926-38}
}
This study investigated gaze-following abilities as a prerequisite for word learning, in a population expected to manifest a wide range of social and communicative skills-children with a family history of autism. Fifty-three 3-year-olds with or without a family history of autism took part in a televised word-learning task. Using an eye-tracker to monitor children's gaze behavior, it was shown that the ability to follow gaze was necessary but not sufficient for successful word learning. Those… CONTINUE READING

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