Speech Disfluency in Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Re: Question...

From: Kathy Scaler Scott
Date: 12 Oct 2007
Time: 10:13:31 -0500
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Thanks for your questions. No statistics on this yet, need more research on this. As far as ineffective techniques, I do think there is definitely the potential for this. For example, if a child's repetitions are expressing some communicative intent, and we write it off as a behavior that needs to be extinguished, then doing so can be detrimental to the child's developing communication skills. I think we need to examine each case carefully to make sure we are hitting on true needs.

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