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Clinical Study

Sensory Response Patterns in Nonverbal Children with ASD

Table 2

Language assessment means and standard deviations for the longitudinal sample at study initiation.

Language assessmentStatus at T2 (nonverbal = 8) (verbal = 6)MeanSD

PLS total AE*Nonverbal7.253.11
Verbal 16.335.85
PLS AC, AENonverbal6.255.12
PLS EC, AE*Nonverbal9.382.97
MCDI, EGNonverbal7.713.60
MCDI, LG*Nonverbal9.717.04
Number of gestures used*Nonverbal17.4310.26

< .05.
PLS: Preschool Language Scale, version 4.
AE: age equivalent (AE used due to floor effects with standard scores).
AC: auditory comprehension.
EC: expressive communication.
MCDI: MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventories.
EG: early gestures.
LG: late gestures.

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