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Boys With Autism Show Certain Grammar Skills in Study

October 01, 2014

Boys with high-functioning autism are stronger in a certain grammar skill than those without autism, according to a small study. Researchers compared 20 boys, ages 7 to 13, with high-functioning autism and 25 boys without autism. They found that those with autism were much faster at producing past tenses for regular verbs. "We had not expected this interesting finding. It makes us wonder whether some children with autism might also show related strengths, as yet unrecognized," study senior author Michael Ullman, director of the brain and language laboratory at Georgetown University Medical Center, said in a university news release. To read more, click here

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