He, A., Luyster, R. & Arunachalam, S. (2022). Parental tuning of language input to autistic and nonspectrum children. Frontiers in Psychology, Developmental Psychology section. [Access full article here.]

Luyster, R., Leiwant, I., & Arunachalam, S. (2022). Frequency, form and function of dyadic questions in ASD. Communication Disorders Quarterly. [Access full article here.]

Luyster, R., Zane, E., & Wisman Weil, L. (2022). Conventions for unconventional language: Revisiting a framework for spoken language features in autism. Autism and Developmental Language Impairments [Access full article here.]

Lin, K., Wisman Weil, L., Thurm, A., Lord, C., & Luyster, R. (2022). Word imageability predicts expressive vocabulary in children with autism spectrum disorder. Autism and Developmental Language Impairments. [Access full article here.]


Arunachalam, S., Avtushka, V., Luyster, R., & Guthrie, W. (2021). Consistency and inconsistency in caregiver reporting of vocabulary. Language Learning and Development, epub before print[Access full article here.]

Arunachalam, S., Artis, J., & Luyster, R. (in press). Moving beyond binaries: Appreciating the complexities of autism and language learning (Response to Kissine). Language, 97 (3)[Access full article here.]

Zane, E., Arunachalam, S., & Luyster, R. (2021). Personal pronoun errors in form versus meaning produced by children with and without autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Cultural Cognitive Science. [DOI: 10.1007/s41809-021-00087-4] [Access full article here.]

LeGrand, K., Wisman Weil, L., Lord, C., & Luyster, R. (2021). Identifying childhood expressive language features that best predict adult language and communication outcome in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 64, 1977-1991[Access full article here.]


Fitch, A., Lieberman, A., Luyster, R., & Arunachalam, S. (2020). Toddlers’ word learning through overhearing: Others’ attention matters. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. [DOI: 10.1016/j.jecp.2019.104793] [access full article here:]

Luyster, R. & Arunachalam, S. (2020). Brief Report: Learning Language Through Overhearing in Children with ASD. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Jul;50(7), 2616-2624. [DOI: 10.1007/s10803-018-3672-0] [access full article here:]

Souter, N.E., Arunachalam, S., & Luyster, R. (2020). The robustness of eye–mouth index as an eye-tracking metric of social attention in toddlers. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 44(5):469-478. [DOI:10.1177/0165025419885186] [access full article here:]


Luyster, R., Bick, J., Westerlund, A., & Nelson, C, A. (2019). Testing the effects of expression, intensity and age on emotional face processing in ASD. Neuropsychologia, 126, 128-137. [DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2017.06.023] [Access full article here.]



Arunachalam, S. & Luyster, R. (2018). Lexical development in young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): How ASD affects intake from the input.  Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, Nov 8;61(11), 2659-2672. [DOI: 10.1044/2018_JSLHR-L-RSAUT-18-0024] [access to full article here:]

Luyster, R. (2018) Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS): Toddler Module. In: Volkmar F. (eds) Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders. [DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-6435-8_2011-3] [Access full article here.]

Wagner, J.B., Luyster, R., Moustapha, H., Tager-Flusberg, H., & Nelson, C.A. (2018). Differential attention to faces in infant siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder and associations with later social and language ability. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 41(1), 83-92. [DOI:] [access full article here:]

Xiaoxue He, A., Luyster, R., Hong, S., & Arunchalam, S. (2018). Personal pronoun usage in maternal input to infants at high- vs. low-risk for autism spectrum disorder. First language, 38(5), 520-527. [DOI10.1177/0142723718782634] [access full article here:]



Young, A., Luyster, R., Fox, N., Zeanah, C., & Nelson, C, A. (2017). The effects of institutionalization on emotional face processing: Evidence for sparing via an experience-dependent mechanism. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 35(3), 439-453. [DOI: 10.1111/bjdp.12185] [access full article here:]

Bick, J., Luyster, R., Fox, N., Zeanah, C., & Nelson, C. (2017). Effects of early institutionalization on emotion processing in 12-year-old youth. Development and Psychopathology, 29(5), 1749-1761. [DOI: 10.1017/S0954579417001377] [access full article here:]



Arunachalam, S. & Luyster, R. (2016). The integrity of lexical acquisition mechanisms in autism spectrum disorders: A research review. Autism Research, Aug; 9(8), 810–828. [DOI: 10.1002/aur.1590] [access full article here:]

Wagner, J.B., Luyster, R., Tager-Flusberg, H., & Nelson, C.A. (2016). Greater pupil size in response to emotional faces as an early marker of social-communicative difficulties in infants at high risk for autism. Infancy, Sep-Oct; 21(5), 560–581.[DOI: 10.1111/infa.12128] [access full article here:]



Grzadzinski, R., Luyster, R., Spencer, A., & Lord, C. (2014). Attachment in young children with autism spectrum disorders: An examination of separation and reunion behaviors with both mothers and fathers. Autism: International Journal of Research and Practice, 18(2), 85-96. [DOI10.1177/1362361312467235] [access full article here:]

Luyster, R., Powell, C., Tager-Flusberg, H., & Nelson, C. (2014). Neural measures of social attention across the first years of life: Characterizing typical development and markers of autism risk. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 8, 131-143. [DOI10.1016/j.dcn.2013.09.006] [access full article here:]



Luyster, R., Seery, A., Talbott, M., & Tager-Flusberg, H. (2013). Identifying early risk markers and developmental trajectories for language impairment in neurodevelopmental disorders. Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 17(2), 151-159. [DOI: 10.1002/ddrr.1109] [access full article here:]

Wagner, J.B., Luyster, R., Yim, J-Y., Tager-Flusberg, H., & Nelson, C.A. (2013). The role of early visual attention in social development. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 37(2), 118-124. [DOI: 10.1177/0165025412468064] [access full article here:]



Lord, C., Luyster, R., Gotham, K., Guthrie, W.. (2012). Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2) Manual (Part II): Toddler Module. Western Psychological Services.

Lord, C., Luyster, R., Guthrie, W., & Pickles, A. (2012). Patterns of developmental trajectories in toddlers with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80(3), 477-489. [DOI: 10.1037/a0027214] [access full article here:]

Lord, C., Petkova, E., Hus, V., Gan, W., Martin, D., Ousley, O., Guy, L., Bernier, R., Gerdts, J., Algermissen, M., Whitaker, A., Sutcliffe, J., Warren, Z., Klin, A., Saulnier, C., Hanson, E., Hundley, R., Piggot, J.,Geschwind, D., Fombonne, E., Steinman, M., Miles, J., Kanne, S., Goin-Kochel, R., Peters, S., Cook, E., Guter, S., Tjernagel, J., Green-Snyder, L.A., Bishop, S., Esler, A., Gotham, K., Luyster, R., Miller, F., Olson, J., Richler, J., & Risi, S. (2012). A multi-site study of the clinical diagnosis of different autism spectrum disorders. Archives of General Psychiatry, 69(3), 306-313. [DOI: 10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2011.148] [access full article here:]

Wall, D., Dally, R., Luyster, R., Jung, J., & DeLuca, T. (2012). Use of Artificial Intelligence to Shorten the Behavioral Diagnosis of Autism. PLoS One, 7(8):e43855. [DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0043855] [access full article here:]



Luyster, R., Kuban, K.C.K, O’Shea, T.M., Paneth, N., Allred, E.N., & Leviton, A. (2011). The Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers in extremely low gestational age newborns: Individual items associated with motor, cognitive, vision and hearing limitations. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology; 25: 366–376. [DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3016.2010.01187.x] [access full article here:]

Luyster, R., Wagner, J.B., Vogel-Farley, V., Tager-Flusberg, H., & Nelson, C.A. (2011). Neural correlates of familiar and unfamiliar face processing in infants at risk for autism. Brain Topography, 24(3), 220-228. [DOI: 10.1007/s10548-011-0176-z] [access full article here:]

Tager-Flusberg, H., Edelson, L. & Luyster, R. (2011). Language and communication in autism spectrum disorders. Autism Spectrum Disorders (Vol. I: Clinical Features and Models – Core Features and Clinical Course). New York: Oxford University Press. [DOI: 10.1093/med/9780195371826.001.0001] [access full chapter here]



Luyster, R., & Lord, C. (2009). The language of children with autism. In E. Bavin (Ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of Child Language (Cambridge Handbooks in Language and Linguistics, pp. 447-458). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [DOI:] [access full chapter here]

Luyster, R. & Lord, C. (2009). Word learning in children with autism spectrum disorders. Developmental Psychology, 45(6), 1774-86. [DOI: 10.1037/a0016223] [access full article here:]

Luyster, R., Gotham, K., Guthrie, W., Coffing, M., Petrak, R., Pierce, K., Bishop, S., Esler, A., Hus, V., Oti, R., Richler, J., Risi, S., & Lord, C. (2009). The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule — Toddler Module: A new module of a standardized diagnostic measure for ASD. Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, 39(9), 1305-1320. [DOI: 10.1007/s10803-009-0746-z] [access full article here:]



Luyster, R., Kadlec, M. B., Carter, A., & Tager-Flusberg, H. (2008). Language assessment and development in toddlers with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, 38(8), 1426-1438. [DOI: 10.1007/s10803-007-0510-1] [access full article here:]

Bishop, S., Luyster, R., Richler, J., & Lord, C. (2008). Diagnostic assessment. In K. Chawarska, A. Klin & F. Volkmar (Eds.), Autism Spectrum Disorders in Infants and Toddlers: Diagnosis, assessment and treatment. New York: Guilford Publications.



Luyster, R., Lopez, K., & Lord, C. (2007). Characterizing communicative development in children referred for autism spectrum disorder using the MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventory (CDI). Journal of Child Language, 34(3), 623-654. [DOI: 10.1017/s0305000907008094] [access full article here:]

Luyster, R., Qiu, S., Lopez, K., & Lord, C. (2007). Predicting outcomes of children referred for autism using the MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventory (CDI). Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research, 50, 667-681. [DOI: 10.1044/1092-4388(2007/047)] [access full article here:]



Richler, J., Luyster, R., Risi, S., Hsu, W.-L., Dawson, G., Bernier, R., et al. (2006). Is there a regressive “phenotype” of autism spectrum disorder associated with the Measles-Mumps-Rubella vaccine? A CPEA study. Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, 36(3), 299-316. [DOI: 10.1007/s10803-005-0070-1] [access full article here:]

Lord, C., & Luyster, R. (2006). Early diagnosis of children with autism spectrum disorders. Clinical Neuroscience Research, 6, 189-194. [DOI: 10.1016/j.cnr.2006.06.005] [Access full article here.]


Luyster, R., Richler, J., Risi, S., Hsu, W.-L., Dawson, G., Bernier, R., et al. (2005). Early regression in social communication in autistic spectrum disorders: A CPEA study. Developmental Neuropsychology, 27(3), 311-336. [DOI: 10.1207/s15326942dn2703_2] [access full article here:]

Lord, C., & Luyster, R. (2005). Early diagnosis and screening of autism spectrum disorders, Medscape Psychiatry & Mental Health: Medscape (Online Resource). [access full article here:]