Adults with autism overcome childhood language challenges

Johns Hopkins Medicine Mar 04, 2017

Results of a small study of adults with autism has added to evidence that their brains can learn to compensate for some language comprehension challenges that are a hallmark of the disorder in children.

Studies analyzing electrical activity in the brains of children with autism have shown that they have difficulty sorting out pairs of words that are unrelated – like Âclock and Âfrog – from those that are related – like Âbaby and Âbottle – making it hard for them to...
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