Speech and Language in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Pattalada Chaturavitwong


Language and speech difficulties are prevalent in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). According to studies, more than half of children with autism are unable to communicate by speech. For those children with autism who can develop spoken language, language proficiency is sometimes delayed. This may cause children with ASD to find it very challenging to function in society. Apart from making it difficult for autistic children to function in society, Caregivers and others who live with children with ASD in society have challenges as well. Although factors affecting a child's development depend on several factors, such as the speed at which the diagnosis is made, regular speech and language simulation training, and the child's intelligence level. Children with ASD, on the other hand, require early screening and diagnosis, as well as counselling to parents, to develop their abilities to their full potential. It is critical for children with ASD to develop their abilities to their maximum potential in order to make a long-term good impact on their life. The purpose of this article is to review what is known about speech and language development in children with ASD, as well as how to correctly stimulate speech and language among them to be utilized for diagnosis, advising, and further early interventions program for children with ASD.


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Chaturavitwong P. Speech and Language in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Siriraj Med Bull [Internet]. 2023 Jan. 1 [cited 2023 Dec. 3];16(1):69-74. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/simedbull/article/view/256480
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