Speech Prosody 2006
People with autism are perceived to have ‘odd’ prosody, but is it malfunctioning? A new prosody test assesses the functionality of prosody in four aspects of speech (phrasing, affect, turn-end and focus) by tasks that elicit utterances in which prosody alone conveys the meaning. The test was used with 100 typically-developing children (TD), 39 with Asperger's syndrome (AspS) and 31 with high-functioning autism (HFA). In results, HFA
Bibliographic reference. Peppé, Sue / Martinez Castilla, Pastora / Lickley, Robin / Mennen, Ineke / McCann, Joanne / O’Hare, Anne / Rutherford, Marion (2006): "Functionality and perceived atypicality of expressive prosody in children with autism spectrum disorders", In SP-2006, paper 060.