Do you talk in a monotonous voice tone?

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Do you talk in a monotonous voice tone?
Yes, I do; 22%  22%  [ 18 ]
I do it most of the times; 26%  26%  [ 21 ]
I sometimes do it; 32%  32%  [ 26 ]
No, I don't. 21%  21%  [ 17 ]
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30 Nov 2012, 8:48 am

I am curious, since I heard that many aspies do it. About me, I do it most of the times; sometimes my mother says I take a "rude" tone of voice, although actually I'm not aware that my tone become like that. Is talking in a monotonous way related to AS, or it's just a thing that changes from person to person? I'm not sure.


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30 Nov 2012, 9:08 am

I used to do it all the time before I had speech therapy to improve my speaking.



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30 Nov 2012, 9:23 am

Yeah, there needs to be an option for "I used to, but I don't anymore." I taught myself to use inflection and similar bits of non-verbal stuff, and now I often don't have to think about it. I still fall into "lecture mode" sometimes, but that isn't completely a monotone either; just a very precise, distinct way of speaking.

It's totally a skill that can be learned. If it matters to you, you probably can learn it.


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30 Nov 2012, 10:41 am

My voice used to be quite monotonous, but not any more. That said, I think that the inflections I use don't necessarily match what I am saying or anything else. I think that sometimes confuses people.



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30 Nov 2012, 5:46 pm

Yep, another "used to, before speech therapy" - my speech doesn't necessarily match my emotions, but its not nearly as monotone as it used to be.



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30 Nov 2012, 5:58 pm

Callista wrote:
Yeah, there needs to be an option for "I used to, but I don't anymore." I taught myself to use inflection and similar bits of non-verbal stuff, and now I often don't have to think about it. I still fall into "lecture mode" sometimes, but that isn't completely a monotone either; just a very precise, distinct way of speaking.

It's totally a skill that can be learned. If it matters to you, you probably can learn it.


So can speech therapy help with using proper prosody, not just monotone? I either speak monotone or with improper inflection that sounds weird and off even to me.



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30 Nov 2012, 6:03 pm

Sometimes I sound like I'm lecturing when I'm really involved in what I'm saying.
I did not have a speech delay,but I could remember whole songs and prayers(such as Apostle's Creed,Lord's Prayer,etc..),so I was "coached"at an early age.I do have problems with volume control and some people mistake that for anger,but I'm just into what I'm talking about.



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30 Nov 2012, 6:07 pm

Sometimes.


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30 Nov 2012, 6:23 pm

Most of the time.



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30 Nov 2012, 6:35 pm

Nobody has ever commented about my voice being a monotone; but they've said I'm monotonous! :lol: However, people have said I talk extremely fast and bombard people with words. They feel like they are being assaulted due to the machine-gun speed of the words.


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30 Nov 2012, 6:44 pm

I talk in monotone sometimes. As a teacher, I have tried to use more inflection in my speaking.


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30 Nov 2012, 7:26 pm

I have a monotone voice. Rather than changing my inflection to match my mood, I change volume (I talk very loudly when I am discussing my special interests or things that make me emotional, or so I am told).

I had no idea that a monotone voice could be corrected! :D I will have to do research to see if I can correct it myself. I don't want to go to speech therapy if I don't have to, though it could be beneficial to more than just my monotone - I also have a lot of trouble "getting the words out", if that makes sense to anyone.



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30 Nov 2012, 8:12 pm

I don't have a monotone voice. However, I pick up the voices of people around me without thinking about it. If I'm around southern accents, I have a southern accent. If I'm around Spanish accents, I have a Spanish accent. If I'm around monotone voices, I have a monotone voice. Maybe if I was on a deserted island with nothing to pick up on I would have a flat voice? I'm not sure. I do have volume issues, however.
My brother, who I'm very certain has AS, has a monotone voice until he's very emotional.



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30 Nov 2012, 8:42 pm

I sound like a robot! :)



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30 Nov 2012, 9:45 pm

That's actually something I've never done. I actually have a projecting voice.


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