Social communication disorder outside autism? A diagnostic classification approach to delineating pragmatic language impairment, high functioning autism and specific language impairment

Jenny Gibson, Catherine Adams, Elaine Lockton, Jonathan Green

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    Developmental disorders of language and communication present considerable diagnostic challenges due to overlapping of symptomatology and uncertain aetiology. We aimed to further elucidate the behavioural and linguistic profile associated with impairments of social communication occurring outside of an autism diagnosis.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1186-97
    Number of pages12
    JournalJournal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013


    • Social communication disorder
    • diagnosis
    • high functioning autism
    • language impairment
    • pragmatics
    • restricted and repetitive behaviours and interests
    • social functioning

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