Speech Therapy Advice from our Autism Expert David Scribner

Speech therapy is important for non-verbal children, but incorporating more therapy options can be extremely helpful. ABA therapy, for example, can be a powerful tool for treating autism and should not be ignored for more speech therapy time.

Shannon Penrod and David Scribner talk about the importance of balancing therapies and not focusing on one over the other.

Speech Therapy Advice from our Autism Expert David Scribner
By: Autism Live, Shannon Penrod
Initial Air Date: Mar 2, 2019
Source: YouTube

What We Learned from this Video:

  • School-provided speech therapy will often provide group speech. Group speech is great for social skills, but a child with speech issues may also need some one-on-one therapy.
  • It is important to balance out an autistic child’s therapies. It is detrimental to focus on one type of treatment at the expense of others.
  • Studies show that the most effective amount of weekly ABA therapy for a three year old is 25-40 hours a week.

Determining what kind of therapies are right for your child can be difficult. Schedule a consultation with Ability Life Solutions today and find the best route for you and your family.

Translate »