Discovering communicative competencies in a nonspeaking child with autism.

  title={Discovering communicative competencies in a nonspeaking child with autism.},
  author={Lillian N. Stiegler},
  journal={Language, speech, and hearing services in schools},
  volume={38 4},
PURPOSE This article is intended to demonstrate that adapted conversation analysis (CA) and speech act analysis (SAA) may be applied by speech-language pathologists (SLPs) to (a) identify communicative competencies in nonspeaking children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), especially during particularly successful interactions, and (b) identify communicative patterns that are exhibited by interventionists and communication partners that may positively or negatively impact interactions with… CONTINUE READING

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