Speech Acquisition in Older Nonverbal Individuals With Autism: A Review of Features, Methods, and Prognosis

  title={Speech Acquisition in Older Nonverbal Individuals With Autism: A Review of Features, Methods, and Prognosis},
  author={E. Pickett and O. Pullara and Jessica O'Grady and B. Gordon},
  journal={Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology},
  • E. Pickett, O. Pullara, +1 author B. Gordon
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology
  • Individuals with autism often fail to develop useful speech. If they have not done so by age 5, the prognosis for future development has been thought to be poor. However, some cases of later development of speech have been reported. To quantify and document the nature of later speech development and the factors that might be important for prognosis, we reviewed the extant literature. We searched both manually and electronically, examining all literature with at least an English-language… CONTINUE READING
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