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Can there be a speech delay in asperger's syndrome?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
3 doctors agree

In brief: ASD 1, formerly AS,

Has "no significant language delay" by old dsm-iv criteria.
Language is, indeed, atypical in prosody (inflections, rate, rhythm) ; pragmatics (the conversational, turn-taking aspects of verbal communication). Non-verbal communication is impaired, also. Pedantic ("little professor"), one-sided monologues about narrow, restricted areas of interest ; "hyperlexia" ( early reading) are common.

In brief: ASD 1, formerly AS,

Has "no significant language delay" by old dsm-iv criteria.
Language is, indeed, atypical in prosody (inflections, rate, rhythm) ; pragmatics (the conversational, turn-taking aspects of verbal communication). Non-verbal communication is impaired, also. Pedantic ("little professor"), one-sided monologues about narrow, restricted areas of interest ; "hyperlexia" ( early reading) are common.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, but it is not

Typical.

In brief: Yes, but it is not

Typical.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Frank Gaskill
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: Aspergers

Typicall there is not a language delay.
Such delays are most often seen in autism but it is not unheard of. Here is my take on the spectrum http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=xg1ngp1ngds.

In brief: Aspergers

Typicall there is not a language delay.
Such delays are most often seen in autism but it is not unheard of. Here is my take on the spectrum http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=xg1ngp1ngds.
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Dr. Frank Gaskill
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