Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Children with Autism and Specific Language Impairment Learn Idioms By Context

Whether a child was believed to be autistic or not, he or she was able to learn idioms by story or contextual learning. In fact, the best correlation of idiom learning was a good verbal memory, not whether patients were thought to be capable of 'theory of mind'. Idiom learning is important for children as they enter middle and upper levels of school. It correlates with improve social understanding and academic success.


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