Selected Publications

2019

Pomper, R., Ellis Weismer, S., Saffran, J., & Edwards, J. (2019). Specificity of Phonological Representations for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 49(8), 3351–3363. 

Venker, C. E., Edwards, J., Saffran, J. R., & Ellis Weismer, S. (2019). Thinking Ahead: Incremental Language Processing is Associated with Receptive Language Abilities in Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 49(3), 1011–1023. 

2018

Mahr, TEdwards, JUsing language input and lexical processing to predict vocabulary sizeDev Sci201821:e12685.

Saffran J. R. (2018). Statistical learning as a window into developmental disabilities. Journal of neurodevelopmental disorders10(1), 35. 

2017

Haebig, E., Saffran, J. R., & Ellis Weismer, S. (2017). Statistical word learning in children with autism spectrum disorder and specific language impairment. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 58(11), 1251–1263

Venker C. E. (2017). Spoken word recognition in children with autism spectrum disorder: The role of visual disengagement. Autism : the international journal of research and practice21(7), 821–829. 

2016

Ellis Weismer, S., Haebig, E., Edwards, J., Saffran, J., & Venker, C. E. (2016). Lexical processing in toddlers with ASD: Does weak central coherence play a role? Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46, 3755-3769.

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.

2015

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

2014

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 

2013

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.

2012

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

2011

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.

2010

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.

2009

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.