I understand that many people feel inspired by Alexandria Zachos and all of the Meaningful Speech materials, which is wonderful. Such people take away information that has been very helpful in their therapeutic practices, which is likewise fantastic.
Nonetheless, the explanation given as to why the therapy works is all heavily and explicitly grounded in GLP terminology, prominently including a significant reliance on “delayed echolalia” as equated with the function of “scripting.”
The research is said to be forthcoming.⇲
Please note the distinction: the therapy might well be worth saving (given the rave reviews), even when the explanation is not the truth.
My hope is that in the process of conducting this research-in-progress, the people who are involved will (a) improve the sufficiency of their knowledge so as to (b) update the theoretical underpinning of the program, where they can then (c) lead others to make increasingly informed decisions about their healthcare.
Truthfully inform the people for whom you have a duty of care.