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From: Vivian Sisskin
Date: 08 Oct 2007
Time: 09:14:08 -0500
Remote Name: 126.96.36.199
Marlene and Jen, Thank you so much for your comments and interest in this population. One of the things I find interesting is that for many of the cases, the families are very interested in learning about the disfluency and in helping their child with autism to achieve more fluent speech. When we step back and gather some perspective, we see that their are other speech and language differences and delays that have greater impact on communication than disfluency. I found that sharing this greater perspective is very helpful in conferencing and counseling with the families. In the end, the recommendations for treatment can vary tremendously.