Narrative discourse in adults with high-functioning autism or Asperger syndrome.

  title={Narrative discourse in adults with high-functioning autism or Asperger syndrome.},
  author={Livia Colle and Simon Baron-Cohen and Sally Wheelwright and Heather K. J. van der Lely},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  volume={38 1},
We report a study comparing the narrative abilities of 12 adults with high-functioning autism (HFA) or Asperger Syndrome (AS) versus 12 matched controls. The study focuses on the use of referential expressions (temporal expressions and anaphoric pronouns) during a story-telling task. The aim was to assess pragmatics skills in people with HFA/AS in whom linguistic impairments are more subtle than in classic autism. We predicted no significant differences in general narrative abilities between… CONTINUE READING

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