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Impact on Speech problems with autism


Autism is a developmental disorder which is present in a wide spectrum format. This disability shows itself before the child reaches an age of 3 years. The social communication is affected very much in kids with autism. Although there are many traits of an Autistic child, more predominant ones are as follows:

  1. The kids used to perform repetitive activities – like drawing the same object over and over again, performing the same body actions or movements again and again.
  2. They cannot withstand the changes in daily routine and they resist to the routine changes.
  3. Behave very improperly if they are touched or bumped.
  4. Major verbal and non-verbal communication issues and difficulty to interact with people socially or in social environment.

Speech troubles of Autistic people

Kids and adults with autism have major problems with both verbal and nonverbal communication. They have difficulty in speaking and they find it very hard to They may also find it very hard to interact socially. For these reasons, speech therapy is a central part of treatment for autism. Speech therapy can address a wide range of communication problems for people with autism.

Are there any common speech Autism Issues?

Here are some of the common ways in which Autism can affect the speech of the person suffering from Autism:

  1. A person with autism may not talk at all with anyone.
  2. The person cries, shrieks, makes harsh sounds, gives throaty voices, etc.
  3. They most of the time talk or grunts in musical ways.
  4. They keep babbling with word like sounds.
  5. Sometimes they keep on repeating some words or phrases like a parrot.

Does every Autistic child have speech problems?

All the ASD children does not have language/speech problem. Some are unable to speak, while some can speak only on a specific subject. Most of the children has rich vocabulary, but unable to speak. While communicating, they can have huge difficulty in understanding body language and vocal tones.

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