Journal of Child Language
For sixty-seven children with ASD (age 1;6 to 5;11), mean Total Vocabulary score on the Language Development Survey (LDS) was 65·3 words; twenty-two children had no reported words; and twenty-one children had 1–49 words. When matched for vocabulary size, children with ASD and children in the LDS normative sample did not differ in semantic category or word-class scores. Q correlations were large when percentage use scores for the ASD sample were compared with those for samples of typically developing children as well as children with vocabulariesnouns, represented a variety of semantic categories, and overlapped substantially with the words having highest percentage use scores in samples of typically developing children as well as children with lexicons ofchildren, suggesting delayed but not deviant lexical composition.
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Rescorla, Leslie A., and Paige Safyer. "Lexical Composition in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)." Journal of Child Language 40, no. 1 (2013): 47-68, doi: 110.1017/S0305000912000232.