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Ellis Weismer, S., Haebig, E., Edwards, J., Saffran, J., & Venker, C. E. (in press). Lexical processing in toddlers with ASD: Does weak central coherence play a role? Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Venker, C. E., Haebig, E., Edwards, J., Saffran, J. R., & Ellis Weismer, S. (2016). Brief Report: Early lexical comprehension in young children with ASD: Comparing eye-gaze methodology and parent report. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46, 2260-2266.


Mahr, T., Macmillan, B., Saffran, J., & Ellis Weismer, S., & Edwards, J. (2015). Anticipatory coarticulation facilitates word recognition in toddlers. Cognition, 142, 345-350.


Law II, F. & Edwards, J. R. (2014). Effects of vocabulary size on online lexical processing by preschoolers. Language Learning and Development. doi: 10.1080/15475441.2014.961066 


Haebig, E., McDuffie, A., & Ellis Weismer, S. (2013). Brief report: Parent verbal responsiveness and language development in toddlers on the autism spectrum. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43, 2218-2227.

Venker, C. E., Eernisse, E. R., Saffran, J. R., & Ellis Weismer, S. (2013). Individual differences in the real-time comprehension of children with ASD. Autism Research, 6, 417-432.

Willits, J., Wojcik, E. H., Seidenberg, M. S., & Saffran, J. R. (2013). Toddlers activate lexical semantic knowledge in the absence of visual referents: Evidence from auditory priming. Infancy, 18, 1053-1075.


Romberg, A., & Saffran, J. R. (2012). Expectancy learning from probabilistic input by infants. Frontiers in Psychology, 3.


Ellis Weismer, S., et al. (2011). Lexical and grammatical skills in toddlers on the autism spectrum compared to late talking toddlers. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 41, 1065-1075.

Graf Estes, K., Edwards, J., & Saffran, J. R. (2011). Phonotactic constraints on infant word learning. Infancy, 16, 180-197.


Ellis Weismer, S., Lord, C., & Esler, A. (2010). Early language patterns of toddlers on the autism spectrum compared to toddlers with developmental delay. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 40, 1259-1273.

Lany, J., & Saffran, J. R. (2010). From statistics to meaning: Infants' acquisition of lexical categories. Psychological Science, 21, 284-291.


Grieco-Calub, T., Saffran, J. R., & Litovsky, R. (2009). Spoken word recognition in toddlers who use cochlear implants. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 52, 1390-1400.