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20 Fast Facts About Autism

5. Language development in children with autism varies

It is common for children with autism to have difficulties with language or to be completely nonverbal. Some children with autism show normal language development and then rapidly lose their ability to speak in words or phrases.

According to a recent study, a majority of children with autism who are nonverbal at the age of 4 overcome their severe language delays. What’s more, with proper strategies, language and literacy development can be improved.