Why do autistic people talk so loudly?
Why do autistic people talk so loudly or weirdly?
Do we even realise?
We autistic people can't always control our voices so we can speak too loudly or softly and use incorrect pitch tone and speed. Talking normally can require a lot of conscious effort.
We talk differently because:
It can make us feel more comfortable, we don't always notice, we may be struggling to hear ourselves, and also because of sensory differences or even embarrassment.
Can you help?
You can reduce background noise, use scales to help us learn the right volume for a situation, and not make us feel bad for something we can't always control.