High Functioning Autism & Speech Delay


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The professional most likely to help a child with high functioning autism increase their communication skills is a _____

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1. Jimmy speaks in a low monotone, without much inflection to his voice. He has a problem with which area of his speech?

2. Thomas has high functioning autism. He has a large vocabulary, but he takes everything literally and doesn't understand jokes. His speech-language pathologist would most likely work with him to improve his _____ skills.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How much do you know about high functioning autism (HFA) and speech delay? Find out and review areas of speech by using the quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz to check your understanding of:

  • The meaning of delayed articulation
  • An example of having poor pragmatic skills
  • Professional that would help a child with high functioning autism increase their communication skills
  • Area of speech affected when someone has a low monotone with little inflection

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about a skill that is lacking for a person who takes everything literally
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on high functioning autism and speech delay
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about having delayed articulation and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more, access the lesson called High Functioning Autism & Speech Delay. Use this lesson to:

  • Review attributes of HFA
  • Identify different language skills
  • See how those with HFA can be helped