Language and Communication in Autistic Children

Language and Communication in Autistic Children

Autism
Today we will discuss about language development in Autistic children. First and foremost we need to understand the difference between speaking words or phrases and language development. A baby enjoys looking at mother’s face, smiling and imitating her expressions and this is the stage where visual communication begins. An Autistic child mostly does not achieve this mile stone and most of the times it goes unnoticed. Family members will say that the “Baby is not looking at the face or not responding” but nobody says “Why? Is there a Problem?” or even if this questions pops up, the answer will be “May be the baby does not feel like responding” However communication is a God given gift to mankind. Language development is not just about repeating the words when someone…
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Understanding Autism

Understanding Autism

Autism
Unlike 10 years ago, today we are hearing the word Autism more often. In my Professional experience, Autistic children are the most interesting and complicated people to handle and train as each autistic child is different. Before we use the word Autism liberally we need to understand what is Autism. Diagnosing a child as autistic is a shocking and life changing event for the family especially the parents. The first and foremost understanding we need to have is Autistic children have a completely different way of looking at society and people. Autism is a brain disorder that typically affects a person’s ability to communicate, form relationships with others, and respond appropriately to the environment and society. Some people with autism are relatively high-functioning, with speech and intelligence intact. Others are…
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