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a person's ability to understand things in context, frequently described as a deficit in literature on autism

Definition contributed by Anonymous

Asserted relationships to other concepts

central coherence
is a kind of

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central coherence
is a part of

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are a kind of
central coherence

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are a part of
central coherence

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Tasks that are asserted to measure central coherence

Task Contrast Measure

Children's Communication Checklist
  • coherence

Hooper visual organization test
  • accuracy

block design test
  • Unsegmented blocks

embedded figures test
  • Unsegmented blocks
  • Segmented blocks


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