Defining spoken language benchmarks and selecting measures of expressive language development for young children with autism spectrum disorders.

TitleDefining spoken language benchmarks and selecting measures of expressive language development for young children with autism spectrum disorders.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsTager-Flusberg H, Rogers S, Cooper J, Landa R, Lord C, Paul R, Rice M, Stoel-Gammon C, Wetherby A, Yoder P
JournalJournal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR
Volume52
Issue3
Pagination643-52
Date Published2009 Jun
Abstract

The aims of this article are twofold: (a) to offer a set of recommended measures that can be used for evaluating the efficacy of interventions that target spoken language acquisition as part of treatment research studies or for use in applied settings and (b) to propose and define a common terminology for describing levels of spoken language ability in the expressive modality and to set benchmarks for determining a child's language level in order to establish a framework for comparing outcomes across intervention studies.

DOI10.1159/000343041
Alternate JournalJ. Speech Lang. Hear. Res.