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Pragmatic Assessment in Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Comparison of a Standard Measure with Parent Report
Speech-Language Pathology Faculty Publications
  • Brian Reichow
  • Shawn Salamack
  • Rhea Paul, Sacred Heart University
  • Fred Volkmar
  • Ami Klin
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
5-1-2008
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to investigate the concurrent validity of subtests on the Comprehensive Assessment of Spoken Language (CASL) by comparing them with the assessment of communication and social skills on the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales (Vineland). The participants were 35 children and adolescents with higher functioning autism spectrum disorders (ASD) who had received both the CASL and the Vineland. Results of the study suggest that the Pragmatic Judgment and Inferences subtests of the CASL appeared to document the difficulties that individuals with ASD had in adaptive use of language for communication.
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Originally published:

Reichow, Brian, Salamack, Shawn, Paul, Rhea, Volkmar, Fred, Klin, Ami. "Pragmatic Assessment in Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Comparison of a Standard Measure with Parent Report." Communication Disorders Quarterly 29.3 (2008): 169-176.

Citation Information
Brian Reichow, Shawn Salamack, Rhea Paul, Fred Volkmar, et al.. "Pragmatic Assessment in Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Comparison of a Standard Measure with Parent Report" (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/rhea_paul/28/