Monday, August 29, 2022

How Speech Patterns in Autism Can Affect Communication

Virtually all people with autism have problems with spoken language.1 This is true even for those people who have no speech delays or difficulty with pronunciation. That's because spoken language involves more than the use of words; we vary our pitch, loudness, tempo, and rhythm in our speech in order to convey different meanings. These changes are called "prosody," and people with autism often find prosody difficult to hear, understand, or reproduce.

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