Language and communication in autism spectrum disorders



The present article is a review of English_language literature on the topic of development of language and communication in people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). It is shown that language in ASD often differs from the one in typical development, particularly in terms of pragmatics, unusual intonation and echolalia, and difficulties in speech perception and comprehension may also be present. Nevertheless, it should be noted that the results of many studies in this area are controversial due to a variety of reasons and it is hardly possible to reach agreement on many questions in this area.

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Keywords: autism, autism spectrum disorders, ASD, language, communication, developmental psychology, language development

Journal rubric: Pedagogical & Parental Experience

Article type: review article


For citation: Vinogradova K.N. Language and communication in autism spectrum disorders. Autizm i narusheniya razvitiya = Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2015. Vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 17–28. DOI: 10.17759/autdd.2015130203. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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