Impairments in phonological processing and nonverbal intellectual function in parents of children with autism.

@article{Schmidt2008ImpairmentsIP,
  title={Impairments in phonological processing and nonverbal intellectual function in parents of children with autism.},
  author={Gwen L Schmidt and Lila K Kimel and Erin Winterrowd and Bruce F. Pennington and Susan Hepburn and Donald C. Rojas},
  journal={Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology},
  year={2008},
  volume={30 5},
  pages={557-67}
}
Language difficulties have been implicated to be a part of the broad autism phenotype in first-degree relatives of individuals with autism. Phonological processing difficulties in particular have been reported by some, but not all groups studying parents or siblings of probands with autism. In the present study, we examined a broad battery of language tasks and general cognitive abilities in parents of children with autistic disorder. Parents of individuals with autism (n = 22) were compared to… CONTINUE READING

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