Findings offer evidence that when working with children with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS), disfluencies both similar and dissimilar to those of children who stutter may be identified in at least a subset of those with AS. Children with AS should be screened for fluency disorders during their initial evaluation and treated if it is determined that the fluency disorder negatively impacts the effectiveness of communication.
Scaler Scott, K., Tetnowski, J. A., Flaitz, J. R. and Yaruss, J. S. (2013), Preliminary study of disfluency in school-aged children with autism. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders. doi: 10.1111/1460-6984.12048