Perceptual and Semantic Aspects of Speech and Musical Processing in Children

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Perceptual and Semantic Aspects of Speech and Musical Processing in Children
Järvinen-Pasley
, A., Wallace, G.L.,
Ramus
, F.,
Happe
, F., & Heaton, P. (2008). Enhanced perceptual processing of speech in autism. Developmental Science, 11, 109-121.
The current study examines the differences in perceptual and semantic aspects of speech and musical processing in children diagnosed with high functioning autism and
Asperger’s
as well as
neurotypical
children. While I believe that this article produces important findings about the differences in perceptual and semantic learning in autistic and
neurotypical
children, I do not believe that it fully examines all of the possible reasons behind the results that were found, nor do I believe the...
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.....on (see the method section evaluation for specifics on these issues).
3 – I think that in addition to not accounting for the experimental design flaws described above in the discussion, the authors could have been much clearer in what the difference in perceptual and semantic understandings of the stimuli by all groups of children in the study demonstrate for both autistic learning patterns and
neurotypical
learning patterns. I do not think that they fully explored the consequences of such differences for the actual children in either group, nor do they provide examples about how teaching/ learning models based on the results might be created in order to best provide access to helpful/ useful learning situations for both groups of children.