Which speech development findings are characteristic of autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?

Updated: Sep 30, 2019
  • Author: James Robert Brasic, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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Speech abnormalities are common. They take the form of language delays and deviations. Pronominal reversals are common, including saying "you" instead of "I." Some speech habits, such as repeating words and sentences after someone else says them, using language only the child understands, or saying things whose meaning is not clear, may occur not only in autism but in other disorders as well.

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