43. Diving into the Challenges of CommunicationJul 01, 2021
Communication is the pathway to navigating the world we live in. We communicate our wants and needs and likes and dislikes. We communicate to share information and use it to build relationships. Children with autism often have difficulty developing language skills and understanding what others are communicating to them.
Not only do they struggle with verbal communication but also non-verbal communication such as facial expressions, body language, and eye contact. Our children’s ability to communicate language often depends on their intellectual and social development. Many of our kids either can’t communicate verbally at all or have a very limited ability while others, maybe even yours have extensive vocabularies and will talk extensively about specific subjects.
Teaching our children to improve their communication skills is so important to helping them reach their full potential. In order for us, any of us to speak, there are certain things that must happen and it is way more of a process than most of us would think.
I definitely recommend consulting a speech-language pathologist to evaluate your child’s development of speech and language if you think that his or her skills are lacking or not developing at a typically developing rate.