Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders Essay

820 Words Aug 5th, 2016 4 Pages
Anderson is a beautiful 3-year-old boy with ASD. Anderson’s mother reported that as a baby and toddler, he was healthy and his motor development was within normal limits for the major milestones of sitting, standing, and walking. At age 3 he was described as low tone with awkward motor skills and inconsistent imitation skills. His communication development was delayed; and had developed no words by 3 years. Speech-language pathologists play a critical role in screening, assessing, diagnosing, and treating the language and social communication disorders of kids with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). There are 1 in 68 newborns in America has ASD (Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Three Case Studies). According to a study that had been down to children with High-Functioning Autism (HFA). The main focus of this study is to add to the current knowledge base of prosodic ability in kids with ASD by presenting tasks of affective prosody using sentence-length stimuli as well as tasks investigating receptive and expressive aspects of lexical stress in two syllable ambiguous word pairs. Two groups participated in this study: 16 children and adolescents with HFA and 15 TD control children. The stimuli used in the affective prosody task were complete; natural sentences containing commonly used words. All 18 sentences were of approximately equal length and followed the same syntactic structure. All stimuli were presented by means of a PC with standard speakers. Responses…

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