ERIC Number: EJ405443
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
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Echolalia, Mitigation and Autism: Indicators from Child Characteristics for the Use of Sign Language and Other Augmentative Language Systems.
Bebko, James M.
Sign Language Studies, n66 p61-78 Spr 1990
Review of literature on indicators of the effectiveness of language intervention programs for autistic children showed that mitigation in echolalia was a critical characteristic, as it implied that the prerequisites for language were accessible through speech. Children whose speech ranged from mutism to unmitigated echolalia had a more negative prognosis with speech-oriented therapies. (Author/CB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
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