New Research in the Battle against Autism; Study Reveals Early Communication Skills Gap
Byline: Helen Rae
RESEARCH in the North East has identified a way that could help people with autism improve their condition.
A study led by Durham University found that if children with the condition were encouraged to "talk things through in their head" when solving complex everyday tasks then it would help improve their communication skills.
It was identified that the method of "inner speech" is used in children with autism but not always in the same way as typically developing children do.
The team of psychologists found that the use, or lack of, thinking in words is strongly linked to the extent of someone's communication impairments which …
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Publication information: Article title: New Research in the Battle against Autism; Study Reveals Early Communication Skills Gap. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Journal (Newcastle, England). Publication date: January 25, 2012. Page number: 16. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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