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is it possible that there ever be a speech delay in asperger's syndrome?

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Dr. Evan Altman
19 years experience Psychiatry
No language delay: Asperger's (now called autism spectrum disorder) does not involve language/speech delay and this is an important differentiating factor compared with classical autism. That said, the term is not used in the latest diagnostic manual (dsm-5). As above, the new term autistic spectrum disorder includes both of these at this point in dsm-5.
Answered on Jan 5, 2014

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