Age of First Words Predicts Cognitive Ability and Adaptive Skills in Children with ASD

Published February 1, 2013 in Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

Producing words by 2 years of age strongly predicted better outcomes in this study of language acquisition and later functioning in children with ASD. The authors suggest that the “acquiring useful language by age 5” criterion for positive prognosis can be updated.

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10803-012-1558-0

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