Expressive Dominant Versus Receptive Dominant Language Patterns in Young Children: Findings from the Study to Explore Early Development.


Journal Article

We examined language profiles of 2571 children, 30-68 months old, with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), other developmental disabilities (DD), and typical development from the general population (POP). Children were categorized as expressive dominant (ED), receptive dominant (RD), or nondominant (ND). Within each group, the ED profile was the least frequent. However, children in the ASD group were more likely to display an ED profile than those in the DD or POP groups, and these children were typically younger, had lower nonverbal cognitive skills, and displayed more severe social-affect symptoms of ASD compared to their peers with RD or ND profiles. These findings have research and clinical implications related to the focus of interventions targeting young children with ASD and other DDs.

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Cited Authors

  • Reinhartsen, DB; Tapia, AL; Watson, L; Crais, E; Bradley, C; Fairchild, J; Herring, AH; Daniels, J

Published Date

  • June 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 49 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 2447 - 2460

PubMed ID

  • 30937735

Pubmed Central ID

  • 30937735

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-3432

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0162-3257

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s10803-019-03999-x


  • eng