Autistic Speech Patterns: Definition, Types & Examples


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Communication difficulties experienced by children with autism are caused by:

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1. Expressive language delay is when:

2. Which of the following statements is true:

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your understanding of autistic speech patterns. You will be tested on topics including terminology used in describing speech patterns, prevalence of irregular speech patterns in autistic children, and ways to improve language development in autistic children.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The cause of communication difficulties in autistic children
  • Expressive language delay
  • Which children with autism spectrum disorder have language difficulties
  • Types of irregular speech patterns
  • How to improve speech patterns in autistic children

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on autistic speech patterns
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the causes of communication difficulties in children with autism in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as echolalia and atonality
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about examples of autistic speech patterns

Additional Learning

To learn more about autistic speech, review the accompanying lesson on Autistic Speech Patterns. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn who is affected by irregular speech patterns
  • Understand that the causes of communication difficulties in autistic children are unknown
  • Differentiate between common types of language difficulties
  • Learn the best way to treat speech and language issues in autistic children