Tiffany Woynaroski
Last active: 3/18/2020

Predicting Intentional Communication in Preverbal Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Sandbank M, Woynaroski T, Watson LR, Gardner E, Ke├želi Kaysili B, Yoder P
J Autism Dev Disord. 2017 47 (6): 1581-1594

PMID: 28258351 · PMCID: PMC5440247 · DOI:10.1007/s10803-017-3052-1

Intentional communication has previously been identified as a value-added predictor of expressive language in preverbal preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder. In the present study, we sought to identify value-added predictors of intentional communication. Of five theoretically-motivated putative predictors of intentional communication measured early in the study (at study entry and 4 months after), three had significant zero-order correlations with later intentional communication (12 months after study entry) and were thus added to a linear model that predicted later intentional communication scores controlling for initial intentional communication scores at study entry. After controlling for initial intentional communication, early motor imitation was the only predictor that accounted for a significant amount of variance in children's later intentional communication.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder Child, Preschool Communication Female Humans Imitative Behavior Infant Intention Longitudinal Studies Male Play and Playthings Predictive Value of Tests

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