In autism, there are fundamental deficits in the ability to read and use mental-state information available from faces, voices, or body gestures... Nevertheless... a small percentage of children with autism develop the ability to pass false-belief tests via language.--Helen Tager-Flusberg and Robert M. Joseph, "How Language Facilitates the Acquisition of False-Belief Understanding in Children with Autism."
In autism, language is the single most significant prognostic factor for long-term cognitive, social, and adaptive outcomes... Some children with autism, the minority with normal or near-normal linguistic ability, can use language to reason logically through false-belief tasks...
By the same token, I wonder, how many of us left-brain neurotypicals tend to use language to reason through social situations for which we lack the right-brainer's gut social instincts?
And might left-brain children best develop social skills not by the baptism-by-fire approach of peer group immersion, but by the armchair approach of social analysis?