Speech Disfluency in Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Psychological and behavioral traits

From: Sharmila, graduate student
Date: 19 Oct 2007
Time: 21:30:01 -0500
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Vivian and Kathleen, Thank you for presenting information on such an important topic. Many psychological and behavioral traits have been linked to stuttering, especially when children reach school-age years. These traits include anger, guilt, shame, poor self-image, negative emotion, anxiety, and problems with identity. Do you find that these traits are also demonstrated with children who have a co-occurring autism disorder? Or is the perspective of a child with autism such that he/she is generally not so aware of the perception that others may have on speaking ability? Thank you.

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