The development of contingent discourse ability in autistic children.

@article{TagerFlusberg1991TheDO,
  title={The development of contingent discourse ability in autistic children.},
  author={Helen Tager-Flusberg and Mike Anderson},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  year={1991},
  volume={32 7},
  pages={1123-34}
}
This study investigated communicative competence in autistic children. Six autistic boys were matched to six children with Down syndrome on age and language level. For each child four samples of spontaneous speech over the course of 1 year were analysed. Child utterances were coded for adjacency, contingency and various categories of contingent discourse… CONTINUE READING