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Why many older children with autism are fascinated with baby and game shows?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: I think it's from

Both the delays in social development + perseverative interest in anything that's preferred.
The simplistic language of pre-school shows is delivered in high-pitched, emphatic, repetitive " snippets", great for delayed echolalia. Age-appropriate shows have confusing complex language ; social interactions. Game shows have sound effects, short verbal interchange, rolling credits ; catchy music.

In brief: I think it's from

Both the delays in social development + perseverative interest in anything that's preferred.
The simplistic language of pre-school shows is delivered in high-pitched, emphatic, repetitive " snippets", great for delayed echolalia. Age-appropriate shows have confusing complex language ; social interactions. Game shows have sound effects, short verbal interchange, rolling credits ; catchy music.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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