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:
“Erik Young, MEd, LPC – Particularly among children with autism spectrum, learning to
effectively communicate is key to improving behavioral outcomes.”
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!