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The Work of a Phonetician and a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorders


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Kunić, Nataša. (2018). The Work of a Phonetician and a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Phonetics. [mentor Dobrić, Arnalda].

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The thesis describes the work of a phonetician and a child with diagnosed pervasive developmental disorder (PDP). PDP is one of disorders in autism spectrum characterised by poor language comprehension, deficits in communication and speech impairments. Theoretical part consists of the description of autism and its characteristics, the description of education system for children with special needs in Croatia and the description of certain procedures of verbotonal method used in this paper, respectively. The paper focuses on a descriptive analysis of two audio tapes filmed in the period of 5 months. The goal of this study is the description of the work and assessment of progress during the process of rehabilitation. The analysis itself is divided into few areas: reading, writing, calculation and communication, respectively. The results confirm that the child shows most of the characteristics of PDP stated in different articles and medical guides. However, there are evidence of some improvements in the child's verbal behaviour such as longer and grammatically more correct sentences and better language comprehension. It can be concluded that the rehabilitation helped and that it should be continued with permanent professional support of different professionals.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: pervasive developmental disorder, autism, descriptive analysis, education system, verbotonal method
Subjects: Phonetics
Departments: Department of Phonetics
Supervisor: Dobrić, Arnalda
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2018 09:07
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2018 09:07

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