Nonverbal Communication

What's in this issue?

Nonverbal communication is the most universal form of interacting with others: it includes body language, sign language, gestures, facial expression, and more. While it may seem some autistic individuals don’t communicate, paying attention to the subtle queues will prove otherwise. This month, we’ve packed the magazine with tips and strategies from experts and parents of children on the spectrum on ways to communicate other than speech. We’ve also included a personal narrative from a parent who shares her fears raising her autistic daughter, and a mother’s journey of coming to terms with her son’s diagnosis. This issue is action packed with the best resources to help bridge the gap of communication between you and your child.

Featured in this issue:

  • Parenting Your Nonverbal Child with Autism
  • What Do You Mean I’m Not Communicating?
  • Long-Term Planning for Your Child With Autism
  • Endless Game of Charades: Trying Nonverbal Strategies
  • What is Relationship Development Intervention (RDI)? 
  • Speech Delay vs Autism: Understanding and Recognizing the Difference
  • My Sensory System Works Differently
  • Benefits of Speech Therapy for Children with Autism
  • Extreme Demand Avoidance: Does Your Child Refuse to Buy into Anything?
  • How to Increase Functional Communication at Home
  • Fear: From a Single Parent’s Perspective
  • Communicating Without Words 
  • Twice Exceptional: What is That?!
  • Personal Communication Supports for Nonverbal Children with Autism
  • An AUTISM Interview with Lara Sandora
  • Practicing Grace in Communication: Interacting with Individuals on the Spectrum
  • What’s New on the Bookshelf?: Navigating Autism 
  • A Gift for Arjun: A Short Story
  • Choosing the Best Toys for Your Late Talker
  • What’s New on the Bookshelf?: ADHD and Asperger Syndrome in Smart Kids and Adults
  • What’s New on the Bookshelf?: Not Sleeping
  • Three Tips for Homeschooling Nonverbal Students
  • Autism Warrior: Brant Hansen
  • My Son’s Journey With Autism
  • What’s New on the Bookshelf?: Robbie’s World and His SPECTRUM of Adventures!
  • Poetry Corner: When You Have an Autistic Child
  • Can Supplemental Security Income be saved in a Special Needs Trust?