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Accessing and selecting word meaning in autism spectrum disorder.

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BACKGROUND: Comprehension difficulties are commonly reported in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) but the causes of these difficulties are poorly understood. This study investigates how children with ASD access and select meanings of ambiguous words to test four hypotheses regarding the nature of their comprehension difficulties: semantic deficit, weak central coherence, reduced top-down control and inhibition deficit. METHODS: The cross-modal semantic priming paradigm was used. Children heard ...

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Journal:
Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines More from this journal
Volume:
52
Issue:
9
Pages:
964-973
Publication date:
2011-09-01
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EISSN:
1469-7610
ISSN:
0021-9630
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:376360
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uuid:fa3ff140-7ba3-4375-8f66-be71e5c9cfaa
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pubs:376360
Source identifiers:
376360
Deposit date:
2013-11-16

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