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How do people with autism have trouble communicating?

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Most have some problems with communication, including these:

  • Delayed speech and language skills
  • Flat, robotic speaking voice, or singsong voice
  • Echolalia (repeating the same phrase over and over)
  • Problems with pronouns (saying “you” instead of “I,” for example)
  • Not using or rarely using common gestures (pointing or waving), and not responding to them
  • Inability to stay on topic when talking or answering questions
  • Not recognizing sarcasm or joking

From: What Are the Symptoms of Autism? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: “Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).”

National Autism Association: “Signs of Autism.”

Mayo Clinic: “Autism spectrum disorder.”

Autism Speaks: “Symptoms.”

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on November 18, 2016

SOURCES:

CDC: “Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).”

National Autism Association: “Signs of Autism.”

Mayo Clinic: “Autism spectrum disorder.”

Autism Speaks: “Symptoms.”

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on November 18, 2016

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