The development of co-speech gesture in the communication of children with autism spectrum disorders.

@article{Sowden2013TheDO,
  title={The development of co-speech gesture in the communication of children with autism spectrum disorders.},
  author={Hannah Sowden and Judy Clegg and Michael G. L. Perkins},
  journal={Clinical linguistics & phonetics},
  year={2013},
  volume={27 12},
  pages={
          922-39
        }
}
Co-speech gestures have a close semantic relationship to speech in adult conversation. In typically developing children co-speech gestures which give additional information to speech facilitate the emergence of multi-word speech. A difficulty with integrating audio-visual information is known to exist for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), which may affect development of the speech-gesture system. A longitudinal observational study was conducted with four children with ASD, aged 2… CONTINUE READING
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