Speech Disfluency in Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Re: echlalia

From: Vivian Sisskin
Date: 14 Oct 2007
Time: 21:38:10 -0500
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Rachel, This is a great question, the answer to which can only be determined after studying many more cases. I can tell you that both of the children in Part I of the article displayed considerably more disfluencies when producing creative utterances than when repeating otherís speech or when reciting scripts (delayed echolalia). This may be consistent with the notion that disfluency increases when producing more complex language. The echoed speech of these two children was generally more complex than what they would generate on their own.

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