Lexical Semantic Knowledge of Children with ASD—a Review Study

Nufar Sukenik, Laurice Tuller

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Abstract

Studies on the lexical semantic abilities of children with autism have yielded contradicting results. The aim of the current review was to explore studies that have specifically focused on the lexical semantic abilities of children with ASD and try to find an explanation for these contradictions. In the 32 studies reviewed, no single factor was found to affect lexical semantic skills, although children with broader linguistic impairment generally, but not universally, also showed impaired lexical semantic skills. The need for future studies with young ASD participants, with differing intellectual functioning, longitudinal studies, and studies assessing a wide range of language domains are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-143
Number of pages14
JournalReview Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Volume10
Issue number1
Early online date24 Jul 2021
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2023

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Keywords

  • ASD
  • Language
  • Lexical semantics
  • Semantics

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