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Title: Spoken word recognition in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders and specific language impairment
Author: Tom Loucas
Institution: University of Reading
Author: Nick G Riches
Institution: University of Reading
Author: Gillian Baird
Institution: Guy's Hospital
Author: Andrew Pickles
Institution: Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London
Author: Emily Simonoff
Institution: Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London
Author: Susie Chandler
Institution: Institute of Education, University of London
Author: T. Charman
Institution: Institute of Education, University of London
Linguistic Field: Psycholinguistics
Abstract: Spoken word recognition, during gating, appears intact in specific language impairment (SLI). This study used gating to investigate the process in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders plus language impairment (ALI). Adolescents with ALI, SLI, and typical language development (TLD), matched on nonverbal IQ listened to gated words that varied in frequency (low/high) and number of phonological onset neighbors (low/high density). Adolescents with ALI required more speech input to initially identify low-frequency words with low competitor density than those with SLI and those with TLD, who did not differ. These differences may be due to less well specified word form representations in ALI.

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