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When you put a child with speech delay age 3 in a class of autistic children can they pick up their behaviors?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
4 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly, however,

Speech = articulation, the motor aspect of language.
A child with receptive & expressive language delay" has impaired ability in comprehending language & in verbalizing ideas. Language is best learned from birth-5. Autism pre-k has 6 hrs. Of intensive instruction. Developmental delay pre-k has 2 1/2 hrs. Of instruction for children with various needs. Try the higher level of service first.

In brief: Possibly, however,

Speech = articulation, the motor aspect of language.
A child with receptive & expressive language delay" has impaired ability in comprehending language & in verbalizing ideas. Language is best learned from birth-5. Autism pre-k has 6 hrs. Of intensive instruction. Developmental delay pre-k has 2 1/2 hrs. Of instruction for children with various needs. Try the higher level of service first.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

A three year old child might mimic anything they see and are repeatedly exposed to.
This applies to both good and bad behaviors, and to speech. That's why it's important that good behaviors (and language) are modelled for children from a very young age.

In brief: Yes

A three year old child might mimic anything they see and are repeatedly exposed to.
This applies to both good and bad behaviors, and to speech. That's why it's important that good behaviors (and language) are modelled for children from a very young age.
Dr. Bryan Levey
Dr. Bryan Levey
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Yes

If the child with speech delay is not autistic, they should not be in a class with autistic children, since they may pick up the behaviors of others.
Instead they should be in a preschool class with other children their age, hopefully a mix of children with normal and delayed speech patterns, which have been shown to be beneficial approach.

In brief: Yes

If the child with speech delay is not autistic, they should not be in a class with autistic children, since they may pick up the behaviors of others.
Instead they should be in a preschool class with other children their age, hopefully a mix of children with normal and delayed speech patterns, which have been shown to be beneficial approach.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

It is important to properly place a child with speech delay as they may mimic the behavior of the other children in their class.

In brief: Yes

It is important to properly place a child with speech delay as they may mimic the behavior of the other children in their class.
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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