Generally parents and teacher of children with autistic spectrum disorder will notice difficulties in their autistic child’s use of communication. While actual speech may not be affected, the way in which language is used will almost certainly be.
The main problems associated with autism and communication is generally with communicating both verbally and non-verbally.
For many children with autistic spectrum disorder being able to use language presents difficulties for example, some autistic children may use the tone of their voice (intonation) in an unusual way. Other autistic children may increase the volume of their voice inappropriately, or use a strange voice like a robot.
Generally all children with autism struggle with non-verbal communication, for example eye contact, facial expression and body language. Autistic people tend to live in a very literal world, which can cause problems with some language use like slang, metaphors, and phrases, such as wait a minute or get your skates on.
Typically developing children can use both verbal and non-verbal communication adequately from a very young age, picking up on verbal and non-verbal communication as they develop and grow.
This skill is missing in children with autism who do not naturally learn social and communication skills. They therefore need direct teaching of communication skills and behaviors.
For many autistic kids it can be true to say most challenging behavior displayed is the result of lack of communication skills, leading to negative behaviors as a way of them showing that they need attention, have a problem, are in pain, are confused, scared or anxious.
Many parents and teacher of children with autistic spectrum disorder find teaching autistic children communication skills using social stories as a strategy beneficial. Social stories were first introduced twenty years ago as an autism tool to teach social and communication skills to autistic kids.
And are now classed as one of the significant autism tools used in teaching autistic children communication skills. An autism social story can be used for all communication difficulties effectively. Written in first person context, from the autistic child’s point of view with visual images the autism social story will show in a step by step plan exactly how to cope and master the skill that the autistic child’s struggling with.
Research shows teaching autistic children communication skills using social stories as a strategy is proven to work and is recommended by experts and parents of children with autism spectrum disorder.
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