One of the most frequent questions I get from parents at my autism center in Paris , is “when will my child speak?”. The lack of communication that is associated with an autism diagnosis is extremely frustrating. I always answer by sharing autism communication resources and recommending that the parents spend time working on these activities each day.
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These are 6 of the most effective communication resources for children with autism on this site
Books are a wonderful tool for building communication skills. Board books are especially valuable for teaching non-verbal children some basic vocabulary words in a clear and simple way.
This post will guide you through 8 specific ways you can build your child’s communication skills starting today.
Let’s talk about food… and matching… vocabulary and fine motor skills! All of this and more is wrapped up in this fun fill the fridge printable food matching game.
If you have been reading this blog for a while, then you already know how passionate I am about using adapted sign language to help children with special needs communicate more easily and efficiently, reduce frustration and increase family fun.
Download your free printable signing poster and start your child signing now. Sign language serves as a visual prompt to help your child learn verbal communication and that is what makes it so powerful.
Most of the children are non-verbal when they begin their programs at my center, Le Chemin ABA, and learn to begin communicating with spoken language thanks to sign language.
Pointing is a prerequisite skill for verbal language. I love creating pointing books and using them with the children at my center. I want you to be able to get started with your very own pointing book immediately, so I create this simple beginner pointing book for you. Just download, print it out, laminate and get started. This is also a fun portable activity that you can enjoy with your child on the bus, standing on line in the grocery store and while traveling.
One of the most popular activities on this site, everyone love the printable fish bowl play dough mat printable – including me! This activity is always available at my center and is probably the activity that parents have the most fun doing at home too. This activity is simple and can be enjoyed again and again. The sensory component of the play dough makes it extra reinforcing for the kids (and parents)!
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