Gaigg SB, Krug MK, Solomon M, Roestorf A, Derwent C, Anns S, Bowler DM, Rivera S, Nordahl CW & Jones EJH (2020) Eye-Tracking Reveals Absent Repetition Learning Across the Autism Spectrum: Evidence From a Passive Viewing Task. Autism Research. https://doi.org/10.1002/aur.2368
Remembering the specific order of stimuli plays an important role in language development and is thought to be a source of difficulty for autistic individuals. Research in this area, however, rarely includes autistic participants who are minimally verbal. Here we develop an eye-tracking paradigm that demonstrates serial order learning difficulties across the autism spectrum. We discuss the implications of these findings for our understanding of the role of memory difficulties in the varied language profiles across the autism spectrum.
eye movement; language impairment; learning; learning disabilities; memory
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