Speech Disfluency in Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Onset of stuttering and intellectual disability

From: Karen Timp
Date: 15 Oct 2007
Time: 17:06:10 -0500
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I am a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. I was interested in your article since it targets disfluency in children and adults with autism. I find it surprising that in C2, the onset of stuttering came at age 18. Most children, the onset starts from 3-7 years old during the developmental period. I did read your potential explanations and found them to be valid since they were based on other research. I was wondering if C2's cognitive/intellectual disability had an influence for the sudden onset of his disfluency. Would this be a probable factor?

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