Speech and Language Therapy

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:

  • Delay in speaking i.e. delay in speech milestones
  • Echolalia or pronoun reversal
  • Difficulty expressing ones basic needs or wants
  • Poor vocabulary development
  • Limited speech
  • Difficulty waiting for ones turn to speak
  • Feeding and swallowing problems

A Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) works with children with autism to address the following:

  • Helping the child to understand communication
  • Facilitating understanding of spoken language and situation expectations
  • Giving the child something to talk about
  • Giving the child a means of communication
  • Giving the child a reason to communicate

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:

  • Helping children understand non-verbal communication like facial expression and gestures
  • Help develop a non-verbal communication system, such as pointing at pictures, for those who don’t speak
  • To teach or model listening, speaking, reading, writing, and conversation skills
  • To help the child with early communication skills
  • To produce sounds and words and gestures

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.

About Autism Child Development Centre

We are offering latest treatments under one roof in a comfortable & child-friendly environment. Our aim is to provide multi-disciplinary rehabilitation for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disorders like Mental retardation, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Cerebral palsy, Rett syndrome, Learning disability, Global developmental delay, etc.


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NeuroGen Brain and Spine Institute, StemAsia Hospital & Research Centre, Plot 19, Sector 40, Next to Seawood Grand Central Station (W), Nerul (W), Off. Palm Beach Road, Navi Mumbai - 400706. Maharastra, India.

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