Expressive language sampling yielded five language-related outcome measures that may be useful for treatment studies in intellectual disabilities, especially fragile X syndrome. The measures were generally valid and reliable across the range of ages, IQs and autism symptom severity of participants. According to the study, led by UC Davis researchers and funded by NIH, the measures are also functional in supporting treatments that can improve language, providing far reaching benefits for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
- Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
- NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, UC Davis MIND Institute Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center