Proceedings of the First International Conference on Communication, Language, Literature, and Culture, ICCoLLiC 2020, 8-9 September 2020, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

Mental Intelligency and the Ability of Children with Autism in Producing Verbal Expressions: A Case Study at State School of Exceptional Children in Surakarta City

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.8-9-2020.2301329,
        author={Ahfi  Hikmawati and Djatmika  Djatmika},
        title={Mental Intelligency and the Ability of Children with Autism in Producing Verbal Expressions: A Case Study at State School of Exceptional Children in Surakarta City},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Communication, Language, Literature, and Culture, ICCoLLiC 2020, 8-9 September 2020, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICCOLLIC},
        year={2020},
        month={10},
        keywords={children with autism language units utterances pragmatics},
        doi={10.4108/eai.8-9-2020.2301329}
    }
    
  • Ahfi Hikmawati
    Djatmika Djatmika
    Year: 2020
    Mental Intelligency and the Ability of Children with Autism in Producing Verbal Expressions: A Case Study at State School of Exceptional Children in Surakarta City
    ICCOLLIC
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.8-9-2020.2301329
Ahfi Hikmawati1,*, Djatmika Djatmika1
  • 1: Universitas Sebelas Maret
*Contact email: ahfihikmawati02@gmail.com

Abstract

The article discusses the ability of children with autism to produce types of language units and types of utterances. Data in the forms of language units and utterances were collected from interaction performed by teachers and students with autism at State School for Exceptional Children in Surakarta. The former is represented by words, phrases, and clauses, while the latter is related to types of speech act the students can exploit in their interaction. The results show that the ability in producing language units and types of utterances depends on the mental condition of each student. Students who are classified as verbal children and have good mental condition tend to be able to produce more various language units and utterances; whereas those with lower inteligence tend to have limited varieties of units and utterances.