Good pragmatic skills, means a person is able to communicate in an appropriate manner effectively.
Some autistic children may develop a wide vocabulary and good expressive skills, however they will still present a difficulty with pragmatic or social use of language.
We think of speech therapy as a tool for improving pronunciation, reducing stutters, or simply building the ability to use words at all. Many people with autism do have the ability to talk, and some talk a great deal, but almost all can benefit from therapy focused on speech pragmatics.
As difficulties with social communication is a real problem for people with autism, almost all autistic people will need some level of pragmatic speech therapy or help
Autistic people as well as autistic children with pragmatic speech issues may:
have little variety in language use
They give your autistic child accurate social cues of how to act in various situations and what they can expect from others as well as what others expect from them. They will make your child more comfortable in certain situations and can become like a best friend at home and at school.
Research shows people with autism gain beneficial affects when using autism social stories for situations they may be struggling with.
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