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Functional outcomes of adolescents with a history of specific language impairment (SLI) with and without autistic symptomatology

Durkin, Kevin and Conti-Ramsden, G. and Simkin, Z. (2012) Functional outcomes of adolescents with a history of specific language impairment (SLI) with and without autistic symptomatology. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42 (1). pp. 123-138. ISSN 0162-3257

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Abstract

This study investigates whether the level of language ability and presence of autistic symptomatology in adolescents with a history of SLI is associated with differences in the pattern of difficulties across a number of areas of later functioning. Fifty-two adolescents with a history of SLI participated. At age 14, 26 participants had a history of SLI but no autistic symptomatology and 26 had a history of SLI and autistic symptomatology. At age 16, outcomes were assessed in the areas of friendships, independence, academic achievement, emotional health and early work experience for both subgroups and for 85 typically developing peers. Autistic symptomatology was a strong predictor of outcomes in friendships, independence and early work experience whilst language was a strong predictor of academic achievement. No significant associations were found for later emotional health.

Item type: Article
ID code: 38390
Keywords: specific language impairment (SLI), autism spectrum disorders, outcomes, adolescence, autistic symptomatology, Psychology, Developmental and Educational Psychology
Subjects: Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Psychological Science and Health > Psychology
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    Depositing user: Pure Administrator
    Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2012 14:22
    Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 15:30
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/38390

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