2.2 Communicating with language
In autism, difficulties in using language for communication range from the total absence of speech (without the use of gestures to compensate) to the use of language that is excessively repetitive or unusually stereotyped. Some may only speak in certain circumstances, such as with people they know very well. This is known as
Even when an autistic person has fluent language, there are likely to be other problems of communication, such as difficulty in taking turns when talking to others.