General programme, activity sheet

Saturday 9 September, 2017 15:30 to 16:00

Oral presentation

Computational complexity and error typology on sentence repetition in children with ASD: is there a phenotypical SLI profile?

Speaker: Silvia Silleresi, Université François Rabelais De Tours

Authors: S. Silleresi, P. Prévost & L. Tuller

With the aim of investigating structural language abilities across the autism spectrum, the present study evaluated performance on complex syntactic structures in French children with ASD via the French LITMUS-SR task. We sought to determine whether children with ASD-LN (ASD and normal language), perform like TD children, and children with ASD-LI (ASD and language impairment) behave analogously to children with SLI, in avoiding structures entailing more complex derivations and in error patterns. As we expected, results on SR showed that ASD-LI performed significantly worse than ASD-LN; moreover the ASD-LI group performed analogously to SLI group, while the ASD-LN group performed similarly to TD children. Finally, the same types of morphosyntacitic errors were made in the two impaired groups suggesting the existence of a phenotypical SLI profile for a subgroup of children with ASD. This conclusion is reinforced by the absence of correlations either between linguistic performance and severity of autism or nonverbal cognitive level.

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Language pathology and language impairment - Session VI

Other activities in Language pathology and language impairment - Session VI

15:00 h. to 15:30 h.

Oral presentation

L1, L2, 2L1 and SLI: a Pilot Study on the Acquisition of German Dative Case Marking

Speaker: Anna-Lena Scherger, Universität Hildesheim

16:00 h. to 16:30 h.

Oral presentation

Syntactic problems in German children with Down syndrome: evidence from wh-questions

Speaker: Eva Wimmer, Universität zu Köln

16:30 h. to 17:00 h.

Oral presentation

Heterogeneity of morphosyntactic abilities in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (also in comparison with Specific Language Impairment)

Speaker: Flavia  Adani, Universität Potsdam