Case report: selective deficit in the production of intransitive gestures in an individual with autism

Heidi Stieglitz Ham, Angela Bartolo, Martin Corley, Sara Swanson, Gnanathusharan Rajendran

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Left-hemisphere brain damage may result in limb apraxia, a deficit in the processing of gestures ([Rothi et al., 1991] and Cubelli et al., 2000 R. Cubelli, C. Marchetti, G. Boscolo and S. Della Sala, Cognition in action: Testing a model of limb apraxia, Brain and Cognition 44 (2000), pp. 144-165. Abstract | PDF (353 K) | View Record in Scopus | Cited By in Scopus (53)[Cubelli et al., 2000]) which may be transitive (i.e., actual object use), intransitive (i.e., communicative), pantomime (i.e., a gestures that describe the object use), or meaningless gestures (i.e., arbitrary gestures that have no semantics).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-409
Number of pages3
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010


  • intransitive gestures
  • autism
  • limb apraxia

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