Modern Foreign Approaches to the Assessment of Different Linguistic Levels in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders



The article presents an overview of studies on the problem of speech evaluation in childhood. We analyzed the material based on the model that describes 4 levels of language: phonetics and phonology, morphosyntax, semantics and pragmatics. The article contains the analysis of studies describing each level of language as well as existing approaches to its assessment, and reviews studies on language impairments in children with autism spectrum disorders. Additionally, the article contains a detailed analysis of existing foreign and Russian standardized methods for assessing speech development, showing which level of language organization (among each of the mentioned above methods) allows us to assess. It also describes the assessment procedures and evaluation. The review systematizes the available data on the approaches to atypical speech development in children with autism spectrum disorders.

General Information

Keywords: speech development, levels of speech organization, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), approaches to speech assessment, standardized diagnostic methods

Journal rubric: Medical Psychology

Article type: review article


Funding. The reported study was funded within the framework of the state assignment of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation No 073-00110-22-06, 12.12.2022.

Received: 21.11.2022


For citation: Mamokhina U.A., Pereverzeva D.S., Salimova K.R., Shvedovskiy E.F., Davydov D.V., Davydova E.Y. Modern Foreign Approaches to the Assessment of Different Linguistic Levels in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2022. Vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 90–104. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2022110408. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Ulyana A. Mamokhina, Junior Researcher of the scientific laboratory of the Federal Resource Center for the Organization of Comprehensive Support to Children with ASD, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Darya S. Pereverzeva, PhD in Psychology, Senior Researcher of the Federal Resource Center for Organization of Comprehensive Support to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Ksenia R. Salimova, Junior Researcher of the Scientific laboratory of the Federal Resource Center for Organization of Comprehensive Support, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Evgeniy F. Shvedovskiy, methodologist of the Federal Resource Center for Organization of Comprehensive Support to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, researcher of the Laboratory of Comprehensive Language Research in Children with Autism & Developmental Disorders, executive secretary of the Journal "Autism & Developmental Disorders", Moscow State University of Psychology & Education; junior researcher of the laboratory of clinical psychology, Mental Health Research Center; Neuropsychologist, Center of Health & Development of St.Luke; neuropsychologist, ABA-Center "My Planet", Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Denis V. Davydov, PhD in Biology, Leading Researcher of the Federal Resource Center for Organization of Comprehensive Support to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education (MSUPE), Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Elizaveta Y. Davydova, PhD in Biology, Associate Professor, Leading Researcher, Federal Resource Center for Organization of Comprehensive Support to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Associate Professor of the Department of Differential Psychology and Psychophysiology Faculty of “Clinical and Special Psychology”, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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