One common problem in autism and other neurological disorders is difficulties with communication. Communication problems range from a complete inability to speak to difficulty in interpreting spoken language. When present, communication problems should be a major focus of treatment because the developmental and behavioral consequences ignoring communication issues can be severe.
In this article published at Goodtherapy.org, I discuss the importance of communication training:
They also posted my article reviewing Communication Assistance technologies commonly used to facilitate communication.
Erik Young, MEd, LPC – All strategies and technologies for improving communication among
children with autism and other special needs have their pros and cons.
Here’s a closer look at five common ones.”
If you have any experience with communication training for autistic or other disabled individuals, please share your experiences in the comments below. I would love to hear from you!