Sign Language Echolalia in Deaf Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder.

  title={Sign Language Echolalia in Deaf Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder.},
  author={Aaron Shield and Frances Cooley and Richard P. Meier},
  journal={Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR},
  volume={60 6},
Purpose We present the first study of echolalia in deaf, signing children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We investigate the nature and prevalence of sign echolalia in native-signing children with ASD, the relationship between sign echolalia and receptive language, and potential modality differences between sign and speech. Method Seventeen deaf children with ASD and 18 typically developing (TD) deaf children were video-recorded in a series of tasks. Data were coded for type of signs… 

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