Speech Disfluency in Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Re: Speech Disfluency in Autism

From: Kathy Scaler Scott
Date: 20 Oct 2007
Time: 22:45:12 -0500
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I don't think we know enough right now to say that the stuttering or disfluencies are because of the autism. Perhaps some of the disfluencies are markers of autism spectrum, but obviously not autism alone, as excess disfluencies can occur in other populations as well. I'm sure there are cases out there like you had where stuttering is perhaps just a concomitant disorder. My dissertation is looking at teasing just such questions out!

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