Investigating word learning in fragile X syndrome: a fast-mapping study.

  title={Investigating word learning in fragile X syndrome: a fast-mapping study.},
  author={Andrea S. McDuffie and Sara Teresa Kover and Randi Hagerman and Leonard J Abbeduto},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  volume={43 7},
Fast-mapping paradigms have not been used previously to examine the process of word learning in boys with fragile X syndrome (FXS), who are likely to have intellectual impairment, language delays, and symptoms of autism. In this study, a fast-mapping task was used to investigate associative word learning in 4- to 10-year-old boys with FXS relative to younger typically developing boys and age-matched boys with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Task performance exceeded chance levels for all… CONTINUE READING
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