Structural and Pragmatic Language in Children with ASD: Longitudinal Impact on Anxiety and Externalizing Behaviors.

@article{Rodas2017StructuralAP,
  title={Structural and Pragmatic Language in Children with ASD: Longitudinal Impact on Anxiety and Externalizing Behaviors.},
  author={Naomi V Rodas and Abbey Eisenhower and Jan Blacher},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  year={2017},
  volume={47 11},
  pages={
          3479-3488
        }
}
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are at heightened risk for developing comorbid psychological disorders, including anxiety disorders, which may be further exacerbated by the presence of externalizing behaviors. Here, we examined how structural language and pragmatic language predicted anxiety and externalizing behaviors. Participants were 159 young children (4-7 years old) with ASD and their mothers. Utilizing structural equation modeling we examined associations among structural… CONTINUE READING