Peggy Halliday discusses a variety of topics related to autism spectrum disorders, such as what are some examples of language difficulties with autism
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Host: What are some examples in language difficulties with autism? Peggy Halliday: Language impairments with autism include lack of speech or very little speech or delayed speech. If there is speech, it may be a difficult for an autistic child to sustain a conversation and the speech, they have may be very literal, they may have difficulty understanding idioms or figurative speech. There also are impairments in a child's ability in terms of echoing what is called echolalia. They may repeat scripted sentences or phrases that they have heard either on a video or perhaps conversation that they have heard if autistic and then also included in this area of communication are impairments in imitative play and imaginative play.