Speech and Language therapy has a very important role to play in treating children with autism mainly as they have difficulty in giving and receiving verbal or non-verbal communicative information.
The common speech and language difficulties seen in children with autism are as follows:
A Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) works with children with autism to address the following:
The speech therapist works with the child and his/her family to facilitate effective communication among them such that it benefits the overall development of the child.
What is the goal of speech therapist for a child with autism? And what are the benefits of speech therapy?
The goal of intervention is to improve communication and social skills for your autistic child. This may include:
As the child’s speech improves after speech therapy it helps improve the overall communication, understanding, self-esteem and confidence in the child thus reducing his frustration of the inablity to convey his needs and wants.