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Predicting inner speech use in autism spectrum disorder: The roles of verbal ability and cognitive profile

Williams, David M., Jarrold, Christopher (2010) Predicting inner speech use in autism spectrum disorder: The roles of verbal ability and cognitive profile. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 40 . pp. 907-913. ISSN 0162-3257. E-ISSN 1573-3432. (doi:10.1007/s10803-010-0936-8) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

Abstract

Studies of inner speech use in ASD have produced conflicting results. Lidstone et al., J Autism Dev Disord (2009) hypothesised that Cognitive Profile (i.e., discrepancy between non-verbal and verbal abilities) is a predictor of inner speech use amongst children with ASD. They suggested other, contradictory results might be explained in terms of the different composition of ASD samples (in terms of Cognitive Profile) in each study. To test this, we conducted a new analysis of Williams et al.’s, J Child Psychol Psychiatry 48(1): 51–58 (2008) data on inner speech use in ASD. This revealed verbal ability predicted inner speech use on a short-term memory task over and above Cognitive Profile, but not vice versa. This suggests multiple factors determine whether children with ASD employ verbal mediation.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s10803-010-0936-8
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Developmental Psychology
Depositing User: David Williams
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2016 11:55 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 18:25 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/59464 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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