Tor: Case study of a boy with autism between the age of three and eight

C. Reuterskiöld Wagner, U. Nettelbladt

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Longitudinal data are presented on a boy between the ages of three and eight. At age three he received a diagnosis of language impairment and at age six a diagnosis of high-functioning autism. Results are presented from extensive assessments at four points in time, including interviews with his mother and teachers. The results indicate that the boy's core problem was poor language comprehension, especially evident in group situations. The results also show that symptoms of his pragmatic impairment varied over time, partly as a function of contextual demands. A dimensional approach to capture pragmatic difficulties in children is suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-145
Number of pages23
JournalChild Language Teaching and Therapy
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Speech and Hearing


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