Speech Therapy

If your autistic child is nonverbal, there are tools you can employ to help them. Speech and Language Pathologists (SLPs) can offer speech therapy to improve your child’s communication and socialization skills.

Speech therapy is an effective plan for improving both verbal and nonverbal communication. It helps autistic children feel empathy for others and improves their social skills.

SLPs Helping Children with Autism Communicate: Making Connections by Oregon Speech-Language & Hearing Association
Initial Release Date: October 26, 2018
Source: YouTube

What We Learned from this Video:

  • Autistic children often do want to interact with their environment, but lack the tools to do so.
  • SLPs will often personally guide autistic children through social interactions.
  • Speech therapy can teach children empathy and understanding the perspectives of others, both critical parts of effective communication.
  • Speech therapy teaches verbal communication by providing children with the correct words and phrases.
  • It also teaches children more subtle forms of communication, teaching them to understand facial expressions and tone of voice.
  • Speech therapy can reduce the frustration and stress autistic children feel because they are able to effectively communicate their thoughts.
  • Playing with an autistic child is a very effective way to motivate them to communicate.
  • Following the child’s lead helps the child stay motivated and engaged, urging them to keep up their communication with you.

Speech therapy can happen round the clock. Support your child at home with our helpful tools and products!

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