Children hear a great deal of language that is not directly addressed to them. This study investigates the extent to which children can learn the meanings of words in these situations. We are exploring this question in children with autism spectrum disorder. We hope to understand how overhearing others’ conversations plays a role in language development, and to see whether this differs in children with different language and communication profiles.
In this study, your child will play with toys with our friendly experimenters, and may watch two experimenters engage in conversation about some of the toys. The study is designed to be age-appropriate and fun. Your child will also participate in some standardized testing, also designed to be fun for children. You will remain with your child the entire time.
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