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Visual perspective-taking and the acquisition of American Sign Language by deaf children with autism  

This research aims to study how deaf children on the autism spectrum acquire American Sign Language (ASL). The researcher will examine the sign language of deaf autistic children in comparison with typically-developing deaf children. The children's performance on a series of linguistic tasks will be analyzed in order to determine whether an impairment in visual perspective taking is evident in deaf autistic children, as well as what effect such an impairment may have on the acquisition of sign language. Results from this study will give us a better understanding of visual perspective taking in sign language, which could help teachers of autistic children, both deaf and hearing, develop better instructional strategies for these children. Project Status
ONGOING

2009

Funder Autism Speaks
Fiscal Year Funding $28,000.00
Project Number 4721
Principal Investigator Shield, Aaron
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening? (Biology)
Strategic Plan Objective 2O. Not specific to Question 2 objectives
Federal or Private? Private
Institution University of Texas at Austin
State/Country Texas
Web Link 1 Visual perspective-taking and the acquisition of American Sign Language by deaf children with autism (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
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