“Say Just One Word at First”: The Emergence of Reliable Speech in a Student Labeled with Autism

@article{Broderick2001SayJO,
  title={“Say Just One Word at First”: The Emergence of Reliable Speech in a Student Labeled with Autism},
  author={Alicia A. Broderick and Christi Kasa-Hendrickson},
  journal={Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities},
  year={2001},
  volume={26},
  pages={13 - 24}
}
This article presents a qualitative, interpretivist research study that documents the emergence, in the context of typed expression, of increasingly useful and reliable speech for a young person labeled with autism. The authors construct a descriptive narrative of the process of this young man's emergent speech development and organize the data around four components of this complex, dynamic, and nonlinear process: (a) echolalia or “unreliable” speech, (b) reading out loud, (c) using reliable… 
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