Dr Calum Hartley from Lancaster University will be hosting a webinar to share his work on the word-learning abilities of autistic children on 11 July 2023 (12:30-13:30).
Autism is often characterised by delayed vocabulary development, and many autistic children have difficulty learning words. This talk will present research investigating how autistic children learn words, highlighting their strengths and environmental conditions that can help them. The talk will focus on three important word-learning abilities: identification, retention, and generalisation of meaning. This webinar is aimed at a wide audience, including parents, support workers, researchers, speech and language therapists, and teachers.