Speech Disfluency in Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Re: self awareness

Date: 14 Oct 2007
Time: 15:54:00 -0500
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I would absolutely agree that rule-learning would be a much better treatment strategy than monitoring. I especially like your idea about developing pragmatic goals aimed at requesting. I used to work with a five-year-old boy with ASD who seemed to respond well when positively reinforced for appropriate requests and learned through extinction what forms of requests were inappropriate. I can definitely see that approach being used to treat disfluencies interpreted as conversational turn placeholders.

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