Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Language, Education, Humanities and Innovation 2015
ISBN 978-967-13879-0-0

Semantic-Pragmatic Abilities in Children with Autism

Irna Nirwani Djajadiningrat, Santi Prahmanati Mardikarno, R.R. Aprilya Dwi Prihatiningtyas

Darma Persada University, Indonesia


Syntax, semantics, and pragmatics form the trifecta of skills for developing social language and communication. These skills relate to language disorders, specifically Semantic-Pragmatic Disorder. Children diagnosed with “Semantic-Pragmatic Disorder” experience delays in language development and have difficulty with comprehension and expression. This research is a descriptive qualitative study using modified Analysis of Language Impaired Children's Conversation (ALICC) by Bishop to obtain information about children with semantic-pragmatic disorder. Further information is also sought on aspects of language disorder (comprehension or expression aspect) which is more prominent. The result of this research can enable accurate explanation and modeling of the communication of children with SPD and the therapist may also make intervention to improve the learning classroom interactions in helping children with autism in the nature of the condition more fully.


SPD, Autism, ALLIC

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