Supriya Malik

Supriya Malik
University of Birmingham · School of Psychology


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September 2012 - June 2016
University of Birmingham
Field of study
  • Psychology


Publications (6)
Co-occurrence of preserved musical function with language and socio-communicative impairments is a common but understudied feature of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Given the significant overlap in neural organization of these processes, investigating brain mechanisms underlying speech and music may not only help dissociate the nature of these au...
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Background: Recent research suggests a possible specific receptive language deficiency in children with autism, such that these children may have lower receptive relative to expressive language skills. However, some limitations of existing studies include the absence of a typically developing comparison control group, as well as use of parent-repor...
The focus of this study is the nature and concomitants of pretend play among young children with autism. Age- and language-matched children with autism (n= 27), autism spectrum disorder (n= 14), and developmental disorders without autism (n= 16) were administered the Test of Pretend Play (ToPP; Lewis & Boucher, 1997), with an additional rating of '...
Conference Paper
Background: What is atypical about symbolic play among children with autism? In a previous study (Hobson & Hobson, 2007), matched children with and without autism were similar in the ‘mechanics’ of play, but those with autism showed less ‘playful pretence’. Objectives: To test predictions that: (i) Across non-typically developing groups, li...


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