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Research Trends in reading skills of children with autism spectrum disorder

  • Journal of Special Education: Theory and Practice
  • Abbr : JSPED
  • 2015, 16(1), pp.307-330
  • Publisher : Research Institute of the Korea Special Education
  • Research Area : Social Science > Education

김광욱 1 Jo Song-Jae 1 WHA-SOO KIM 1

1대구대학교

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ABSTRACT

This review paper aims to identify an actual reading skill among children with autism spectrum disorder(ASD) by analyzing 29 related empirical papers that have been published from year 2,000 through 2014. To this end, authors conducted a comparative analysis with regard to differences in demographic characters, including age and types of ASD among research participants, and investigated whether differences in actual reading skill between children with ASD and those with typical development(TD). Findings indicated that most papers being investigated in this study turned out to employee with who have High Functioning Autism(HFA) or Asperger's Syndrome(AS) as their research participants. Some researchers have employed children with ASD as well as secondary disabilities such as speech disorder or intellectual disability for their study. Most researchers were found to use children with typical development(TD), specific language impairment(SLI), or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder(ADHD) as comparison groups. Findings also suggested that age of research participants among 29 papers tend to be element school attendees between first and third grade. No significant differences existed between children with TD and those with ASD with regard to decoding. Further, children with ASD did not show a significant delay in receptive vocabulary and expressive vocabulary as compared to children with TD. However, it was found that children with ASD to know less vocabulary ed to have difficulty understanding and utilizing vocabulary for expressing emotional state as compared to their counterpart. In addition, children with ASD were found to have a difficulty in sentence comprehension.

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