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DS with ASD says every word ending with 's' multiple times...

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PunkyBubba Mon 04-Jan-16 22:54:05

Hi, DS1 is 4 years old, with ASD, severe speech delay/disorder and speech/sound difficulties.

I have noticed for a while that he says every word ending in 's' multiple times, as if he believes that as it ends in 's' it must be plural (my theory anyway). For example he says "Star war-war" for Star Wars, "mummy mummy mummy car" for Mummy's car, and similar to "Thomas and friend friend friend friend" for 'Thomas and friends' (Thomas the tank has lots of friends so his word equivalent of 'friend' can be repeated many times.

He even changes songs to accommodate this, rather than singing the actual words verbatim.

None of the 'professionals' I've spoken to appear to have heard of this before so I was just wondering if anyone out there had experienced anything similar?

MrsBobDylan Mon 04-Jan-16 23:29:42

Not the same but my ds 6 goes through 'experimental phases' of using speech sounds differently. At present, he is putting a 'p' in front of lots of words, my favourite being 'p-licious' and 'p-sgusting'. This is working to our advantage as he also utilises a wide range of shocking swear words, so he's been calling me a 'p-itch' which is less mortifying than the word he's really saying iyswim.

I like how your ds uses the multiple 'friends' for Thomas - sounds like he's working it through and developing his understanding of language.

PunkyBubba Tue 05-Jan-16 07:45:43

Thanks for your reply. I do think it is good in a way as it shows he understands the concept of multiple things, but another example is the name 'James', which he says as "Ya-Ya-Ya" (Basically James James James).

I can understand what he is saying about 30% of the time, which is a massive improvement on just a few months ago.. But it just seems like another barrier to others understanding him sad

I guess I just have to wait and hope/assume he will 'get it' at some point, as with a lot of other things!

zzzzz Tue 05-Jan-16 13:13:27

I've read about this somewhere. Absolutely snowed under at the moment but will try to remember.

Sorry not very helpful but definitely not unique, might have been Einstein Syndrome or Born on a Blue day.....grrr my memory is shot.

PunkyBubba Tue 05-Jan-16 18:24:56

Thanks Zzzz, gives me the incentive to try searching again. It's a pretty hard thing to google so I kind of gave up!

zzzzz Tue 05-Jan-16 19:02:54

My ds has ASD and severe language disorder, so it would have been that or SALT related. I have a feeling it wasn't the main thrust of the book/article. I'm sorry, I've wracked my brains but it's gone. Grrrrr.
If you have iPad Language Builder (look at pic, describe, listen to yourself) might help. Ds used to do it as a bedtime story. Very peaceful and calming.

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