Can Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Learn New Vocabulary From Linguistic Context? / Lucas, Rebecca; Thomas, Louisa; Norbury, Courtenay.

In: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Vol. 47, No. 7, 07.2017, p. 2205-2216.

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Can Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Learn New Vocabulary From Linguistic Context? / Lucas, Rebecca; Thomas, Louisa; Norbury, Courtenay.

In: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Vol. 47, No. 7, 07.2017, p. 2205-2216.

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Lucas, Rebecca ; Thomas, Louisa ; Norbury, Courtenay. / Can Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Learn New Vocabulary From Linguistic Context?. In: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2017 ; Vol. 47, No. 7. pp. 2205-2216.

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