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Social Communication Disorder

Adams, C., Lockton, E., Freed, J., Gaile, J., Earl, G., McBean, K., . . . Law, J. (2012). The Social Communication Intervention Project: A randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness of speech and language therapy for school-age children who have pragmatic and social communication problems with or without autism spectrum disorder. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 47, 233–244.

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Carr, E. G., Dunlap, G., Horner, R. H., Koegel, R. L., Turnbull, A. P., Sailor, W., . . . Fox, L. (2002). Positive behavior support: Evolution of an applied science. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 4, 4–16.

Cummings, L. (2007). Pragmatics and adult language disorders: Past achievements and future directions. Seminars in Speech and Language, 28, 96–110.

Curenton, S. M., & Justice, L. M. (2004). African American and Caucasian preschoolers’ use of decontextualized language: Literate language features in oral narratives. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 35, 240–253.

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Inglebret, E., Jones, C., & Pavel, D. M. (2008). Integrating American Indian/Alaska Native culture into shared storybook intervention. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 39, 521–527.

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Lemanek, K. L., Williamson, D. A., Gresham, F. M., & Jensen, B. J. (1986). Social skills training with hearing-impaired children and adolescents. Behavior Modification, 10, 55–71.

Luetke-Stahlman, B. (1995). Classrooms, communication, and social competence. Perspectives in Education and Deafness, 13, 12–16.

Nelson, K. (1978). How children represent knowledge of their world in and out of language: A preliminary report. In R. S. Siegler (Ed.), Children's thinking: What develops? (pp. 255–273). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

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Schloss, P. J., & Smith, M. A. (1990). Teaching social skills to hearing-impaired students. Washington, DC: Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf.

Seltzer, V. C. (2009). Peer-impact diagnosis and therapy: A handbook for successful practice with adolescents. New York, NY: New York University.

Swineford, L. B., Thurm, A., Baird, G., Wetherby, A. M., & Swedo, S. (2014). Social (pragmatic) communication disorder: A research review of this new DSM-5 diagnostic category. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 6, 41.

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Whitehouse, A. J., Watt, H. J., Line, E. A., & Bishop, D. V. (2009a). Adult psychosocial outcomes of children with specific language impairment, pragmatic language impairment and autism. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 44, 511–528.

Whitehouse, A. J., Watt, H. J., Line, E. A., & Bishop, D. V. (2009b). Qualitative aspects of developmental language impairment relate to language and literacy outcome in adulthood. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 44, 489–510.

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