Oral motor deficits in speech-impaired children with autism

Belmonte, MK ORCID: 0000-0002-4633-9400, Saxena-Chandhok, T, Cherian, R, Muneer, R, George, L and Karanth, P, 2013. Oral motor deficits in speech-impaired children with autism. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 7. ISSN 1662-5145

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Abstract

Absence of communicative speech in autism has been presumed to reflect a fundamental deficit in the use of language, but at least in a subpopulation may instead stem from motor and oral motor issues. Clinical reports of disparity between receptive vs. expressive speech/language abilities reinforce this hypothesis. Our early-intervention clinic develops skills prerequisite to learning and communication, including sitting, attending, and pointing or reference, in children below 6 years of age. In a cohort of 31 children, gross and fine motor skills and activities of daily living as well as receptive and expressive speech were assessed at intake and after 6 and 10 months of intervention. Oral motor skills were evaluated separately within the first 5 months of the child's enrolment in the intervention programme and again at 10 months of intervention. Assessment used a clinician-rated structured report, normed against samples of 360 (for motor and speech skills) and 90 (for oral motor skills) typically developing children matched for age, cultural environment and socio-economic status.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience
Creators: Belmonte, M.K., Saxena-Chandhok, T., Cherian, R., Muneer, R., George, L. and Karanth, P.
Publisher: Frontiers Research Foundation
Place of Publication: Lausanne, Switzerland
Date: 2013
Volume: 7
ISSN: 1662-5145
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10.3389/fnint.2013.00047DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:49
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:11
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3327

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