Language Development of Autistic Children on Syntactic Acquisition in Indonesia through Story Stimulus




Language Acquisition, Autism, Syntax, MLU (Mean Length Of Utterance)


Purpose: This study shows that children with Autism Spectrum Disorder experience difficulties in communicating.


Theoretical framework: This difficulty is in the form of limited syntactic complexity which has an impact on the low ability of autistic children to produce language, so that it will also have an impact on social life and the sustainability of autistic children's learning. This study investigates the language development of autistic children related to the provision of storytelling stimuli which are calculated using Mean Length of Utteranc.


Design/Methodology/Approach:   Study uses a descriptive qualitative research form with a case study approach.


Findings: These findings indicate that based on observations of the syntactic production abilities of autistic children through Mean Length of Utterance, it can be seen that there are differences in children's language development, especially in the field of syntax before and after being given a fairy tale stimulus. Syntactic production of autistic children in 12 calculations showed a fluctuating graph, in contrast to the developmental conditions after being given a fairy tale stimulus, the subject experienced an increase which tended to be stable.


Research, Practical & Social implications:  Based on the fairy tale stimulus given, this type of fable is very appropriate and in great demand by children with mild category autism spectrum disorder (ASD).


Originality/Value:  The authors declare no potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and publication of this article.


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How to Cite

Martanti, S., Sumarlam, Andayani, & Suganda, M. A. (2023). Language Development of Autistic Children on Syntactic Acquisition in Indonesia through Story Stimulus. International Journal of Professional Business Review, 8(9), e03276.