Resolving ambiguity: a psycholinguistic approach to understanding prosody processing in high-functioning autism.

@article{Diehl2008ResolvingAA,
  title={Resolving ambiguity: a psycholinguistic approach to understanding prosody processing in high-functioning autism.},
  author={Joshua John Diehl and Loisa Bennetto and Duane G. Watson and Christine A. Gunlogson and Joyce M McDonough},
  journal={Brain and language},
  year={2008},
  volume={106 2},
  pages={144-52}
}
Individuals with autism exhibit significant impairments in prosody production, yet there is a paucity of research on prosody comprehension in this population. The current study adapted a psycholinguistic paradigm to examine whether individuals with autism are able to use prosody to resolve syntactically ambiguous sentences. Participants were 21 adolescents with high-functioning autism (HFA), and 22 typically developing controls matched on age, IQ, receptive language, and gender. The HFA group… CONTINUE READING

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