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Autism and specific language impairment: categorical distinction or continuum?

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Traditionally, autism and specific language impairment (SLI) are regarded as distinct disorders, with differential diagnosis hinging on two features. First, in SLI one sees isolated language impairments in the context of otherwise normal development, whereas in autism a triad of impairments is seen, affecting communication, social interaction and behavioural repertoire. Second, there are different communication problems in these two conditions. Children with SLI have particular difficulty wit...

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Bishop, DV More by this author
Volume:
251
Pages:
213-297
Publication date:
2003
URN:
uuid:81481c23-1b4f-4246-91e2-6eea23e6f3bc
Source identifiers:
30570
Local pid:
pubs:30570

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