Update on the language disorders of individuals on the autistic spectrum.

  title={Update on the language disorders of individuals on the autistic spectrum.},
  author={Isabelle Rapin and Michelle Dunn},
  journal={Brain & development},
  volume={25 3},
Inadequate language is a defining feature of the autism spectrum disorders (autism). Autism is a behaviorally and dimensionally defined developmental disorder of the immature brain that has a broad range of severity and many etiologies, with multiple genes involved. Early studies, which focused on the language of verbal children on the autistic spectrum, emphasized aberrant features of their speech such as unusual word choices, pronoun reversal, echolalia, incoherent discourse, unresponsiveness… CONTINUE READING
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