Category Archives for "Communication"

Articles that focus on speech delays, the challenges of holding conversations, understanding statements, questions or needs, connecting with other people. Sometimes will include taking language too literally, missing sarcasm. Also may include a parent or carer communicating with a school on behalf of someone with autism.

A Voice With No Words: Ways to Get Started With PECS

A Voice With No Words: Ways to Get Started With PECS https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ways-get-started-with-pecs/

Hello, I’m mum to Franklin aged four who was diagnosed with autism at two years old. Franklin is non-verbal, highly sensory, and has learning difficulties.  Franklin being non-verbal has been a huge and heartbreaking concern ever since we realized the words just weren’t coming. While my daughter does not stop speaking from the minute her […]

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ASL Offers New Opportunities for Communicating with Autism

ASL Offers New Opportunities for Communicating With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/opportunities-for-communicating-with-autism/

American Sign Language (ASL) is the third most used foreign language in the United States. It ranks right behind Spanish and French, with approximately 2 million individuals in the United States utilizing it (Gallaudet University Library, 2016). How can this beautiful language be used to benefit the lives of children with autism? 1. Does Your […]

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3 Simple Tips For Implementing AAC for Better Connections

3 Simple Tips For Implementing AAC for Better Connections https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/simple-tips-implementing-better-connections/

Augmentative-alternative communication has become more available to families as both they and schools access iOS technology and apps. But, sadly, what is not readily available is the knowledge of how best to teach their children how to use these systems to communicate. It’s a myth that you can give a child an AAC system, whether […]

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Quick Tips on Communications for Children With Autism and Special Needs

Quick Tips on Communications for Children With Autism and Special Needs https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/tips-on-communications-with-autism/

As a pediatrician, I have been taught that the developmental progress of a three to four-year-old should include well over 500 words and a child should be able to describe things and situations in a meaningful way. This milestone is one that all parents strive for as it is an important part of a child’s […]

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Ways You Can Help a Child with Autism Find His or Her Voice

Ways You Can Help a Child with Autism Find His or Her Voice https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ways-you-can-find-voice/

When we think of “finding one’s voice” we often think of a writer seeking the most natural and fluent way to express him or herself. When it comes to autism, “finding one’s voice” is more literal: we are often literally teaching a child to speak who has never spoken before or teaching a child to […]

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How to Help Children With Autism Communicate and Study

How to Help Children With Autism Communicate and Study https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/help-children-autism-communicate-study/

It can be challenge sometimes for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) when it comes to meeting and communicating with other kids. Some children may experience serious attacks of anxiety, and these situations can be hard for everyone. There are several strategies to help develop and improve social skills for children with autism. Here are […]

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A Look at the Various Communication Disorders of Autism

A Look at the Various Communication Disorders of Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/look-various-communication-disorders-autism/

In the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), a key feature is persistent deficits in communication that are not because of other developmental delays. This means that for a child to be diagnosed with autism, his/her speech and language skills must be different from typical development, not merely delayed and like those of a younger […]

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Top Ways to Use Lego Blocks for Purposeful Play With Autism

Top Ways to Use Lego Blocks for Purposeful Play With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ways-lego-purposeful-play-autism/

Some people believe they are not ‘good’ at playing with Lego® blocks, others prefer other toys or activities, but very few people really dislike it. Traditionally Lego has been seen as a toy, however, this is not necessarily the case anymore. Lego is increasingly being used as a tool to encourage and develop creativity, improve […]

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HELP: How Do I Stop My Son With Autism From Biting When He’s Angry?

HELP: How Do I Stop My Son With Autism From Biting When He's Angry? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-son-biting-when-angry/

Dear Rob, My son used to bang his head but he has stopped. For the past two months, he has been pushing and biting children in the classroom for no reason. At home, he is trying to bite us when he gets angry about not getting what he wants. Please tell me why he is […]

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Ways to Better Understand Echolalia and Vocal Stereotypy

Ways to Better Understand Echolalia and Vocal Stereotypy https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/understandings-of-verbal-behavior/

My little boy will sometimes call cookies ‘biscuits,’ and gasoline ‘petrol.’ He has lived in the Midwestern United States all eight years of his life, but that does not stop him from saying, “I CAHN’T!” when asked to complete a task, or requesting ‘pahn-cakes’ for breakfast. Greyson has no idea where England is, but he […]

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