Perspectives on gesture from autism spectrum disorder: Alterations in timing and function.

We just began a large new study on
Autism, ADHD, Anxiety & Depression in 12-17 year-olds.
Read more and learn how you can help!

TitlePerspectives on gesture from autism spectrum disorder: Alterations in timing and function.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsEigsti, I-M, de Marchena, A
JournalBehav Brain Sci
Volume40
Paginatione53
Date Published2017 01
ISSN1469-1825
KeywordsAutism Spectrum Disorder, Comprehension, Gestures, Humans
Abstract

The target article highlights the utility of new technology to study sign language and gesture. Research in special populations - specifically, individuals with autism spectrum disorder, ASD - may further illuminate sign/gesture similarities and differences and lead to a deeper understanding of the mechanisms of growth and change. Even verbally fluent speakers with ASD display distinctive qualities in sign and gesture.

DOI10.1017/S0140525X15002885
Alternate JournalBehav Brain Sci
PubMed ID29342514