Profound expressive language impairment in low functioning children with autism: an investigation of syntactic awareness using a computerised learning task.

@article{McGonigleChalmers2013ProfoundEL,
  title={Profound expressive language impairment in low functioning children with autism: an investigation of syntactic awareness using a computerised learning task.},
  author={Margaret McGonigle-Chalmers and Ben Alderson-Day and Joanna Fleming and Karl Monsen},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  year={2013},
  volume={43 9},
  pages={2062-81}
}
Nine low-functioning children with profound expressive language impairment and autism were studied in terms of their responsiveness to a computer-based learning program designed to assess syntactic awareness. The children learned to touch words on a screen in the correct sequence in order to see a corresponding animation, such as 'monkey flies'. The game progressed in levels from 2 to 4 word sequences, contingent upon success at each stage. Although performance was highly variable across… CONTINUE READING
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