Language and Cognition
One of the most striking characteristics of autism is the uneven profile of language and cognitive abilities. Language difficulties among those with autism who speak are varied and often striking. They include the well-known pronoun reversals that psychoanalysts used as evidence for an identity crisis as well as the echolalia that the behaviorists so carelessly tried to extinguish. Today semantic and pragmatic difficulties in social interaction are often overlooked and misunderstood. Language difficulties are prevalent in autism and are thus important for us to examine.
KeywordsLanguage Difficulty Rote Memory Imitative Game Executive Functioning Skill Amnesic Syndrome
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