What is it about?

This is the first study to investigate the oral narrative retell and comprehension skills of verbal preschool-age children with autism.

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Why is it important?

Oral narrative skills during the preschool years are important skills for future reading compehension. An increased understanding of the early challenges children with autism have in oral narrative skills will help direct intervention.


This study further expands my work on oral narrative skills in clinical populations. It also shows that the Ana Gets Lost task is an excellent tool for assessment of oral narrative production and comprehension skills in preschool-age children.

A/Prof Marleen F Westerveld
Griffith University

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This page is a summary of: The Oral Narrative Comprehension and Production Abilities of Verbal Preschoolers on the Autism Spectrum, Language Speech and Hearing Services in Schools, October 2017, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), DOI: 10.1044/2017_lshss-17-0003.
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