Early Pragmatic Accomplishments and Vocabulary Development in Preschool Children With Autism This longitudinal parallel case study followed the development of pragmatic accomplishments and vocabulary development in five children with autism from the prelinguistic to early one-word stage of language. As would be expected, there was considerable variability in the rates of vocabulary acquisition across the five children. Qualitative analyses suggested that ... Research Article
Research Article  |   May 01, 1999
Early Pragmatic Accomplishments and Vocabulary Development in Preschool Children With Autism
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Pamela Rosenthal Rollins
    University of Texas at Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders
  • Contact author: Pamela Rollins, Callier Center for Communication Disorders, University of Texas at Dallas, 1966 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75235.
  • Corresponding author: e-mail: rollins@utdallas.edu
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Development / Special Populations / Autism Spectrum / Language Disorders / Social Communication & Pragmatics Disorders / Research Articles
Research Article   |   May 01, 1999
Early Pragmatic Accomplishments and Vocabulary Development in Preschool Children With Autism
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, May 1999, Vol. 8, 181-190. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0802.181
History: Received September 9, 1998 , Accepted March 8, 1999
 
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, May 1999, Vol. 8, 181-190. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0802.181
History: Received September 9, 1998; Accepted March 8, 1999

This longitudinal parallel case study followed the development of pragmatic accomplishments and vocabulary development in five children with autism from the prelinguistic to early one-word stage of language. As would be expected, there was considerable variability in the rates of vocabulary acquisition across the five children. Qualitative analyses suggested that rate of vocabulary acquisition was associated with both type and diversity of pragmatic skills. This preliminary investigation lends support to the hypothesis that not all pragmatic accomplishments are related to language outcomes in precisely the same way.

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