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Speech Therapy for Children with Autism

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Speech Therapy for Children with Autism

Post by AlleyRose on Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:15 pm


For a child with an autism spectrum disorder, successfully communicating with others - something most of us take for granted - can be a major challenge.
Effective communication is essential to social development and interaction with others. But a child on the spectrum may have trouble forming basic sounds and words, or developing a working vocabulary. Some simply repeat sounds without understanding what they mean (echolalia); others have unusual speech patterns, or have difficulty expressing themselves in a context that makes sense to others. Many on the spectrum also have trouble understanding the physical aspects of communication, such as facial expressions or hand gestures, that lend important meaning to the simplest of words.
Speech therapy can address a wide range of the types of communication problems children with autism experience. Speech therapists help their patients learn skills that will allow them to interact and communicate successfully with others. Methods may include basic training in making sounds, strengthening of muscles used for speech, vocabulary-building, alternate forms of communication, or a combination of these techniques and more.
https://theautismsite.greatergood.com/store/aut/item/45915/speech-therapy-for-children-with-autism?origin=AUT_FACE_AWARE_GTGM_SPEECH_45915_041514?
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