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

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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