2020 SLP Posters

Faculty Advisor

Catherine Schroy | PhD, CCC-A



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Social communication deficits are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, social cognition and pragmatics. These skills include but are not limited to responding to others, using gestures and talking about emotions and feelings and often occur in children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Research reveals that males are 3 to 4 times more likely to receive a diagnosis of ASD than females. Diagnostic criteria for ASD are more often related to symptoms presented by males rather than females because of this imbalance. This can result in females with ASD being misdiagnosed or receiving a later diagnosis. This review of literature will provide current research in the areas of social communication in children with ASD including differences in behaviors of this population by gender and age . Recognizing these deficits in social communication abilities may result in treatment options with more specific goals that affect the day-to-day life of children affected.


Communication Sciences and Disorders | Speech and Hearing Science | Speech Pathology and Audiology

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation


Communication Disorders and Deaf Education


College of Education and Allied Health

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Degree Program

Speech-Language Pathology

Publication Date



Fontbonne University Archives


St. Louis, MO

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Social Communication Deficits in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

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