Linguistic and Cognitive Functioning and Autism Symptoms in Young Children with Fragile X syndrome

Amy Philofsky, Susan L. Hepburn, Athena Hayes, Randi J Hagerman, Sally J Rogers

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Abstract

Linguistic and cognitive profiles were examined in 18 children with autism and 18 children with fragile X syndrome (mean ages = 34 months). State-of-the-art diagnostic procedures for autism symptom identification were administered. Eight children with fragile X met criteria for autism. Comparison of linguistic and cognitive profiles (autism, fragile X without autism, fragile X with autism) revealed that children with fragile X (with autism) were more impaired in nonverbal cognition and expressive language. Receptive language was a relative strength for children with fragile X (without autism). There were no differences in receptive language in children with autism, regardless of fragile X status. Low receptive language may be a marker for autism symptoms in young children with fragile X.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)208-218+270
JournalAmerican Journal on Mental Retardation
Volume109
Issue number3
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StatePublished - May 2004

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Linguistic and Cognitive Functioning and Autism Symptoms in Young Children with Fragile X syndrome. / Philofsky, Amy; Hepburn, Susan L.; Hayes, Athena; Hagerman, Randi J; Rogers, Sally J.

In: American Journal on Mental Retardation, Vol. 109, No. 3, 05.2004, p. 208-218+270.

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