ASD Characteristics: List of Communication Deficits

All people with autism spectrum disorders experience language and communication difficulties, although there are considerable differences in language ability among individuals. Some individuals are nonverbal while others have extensive language with deficits in the social use of language. People with autism spectrum disorders may seem caught up in a private world in which communication is … Continue reading

Communication in an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Dr. Rhea Paul, Yale University Communication is a core deficit in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). In this one-hour lecture, terms related to communication are defined and typical communication development is reviewed. At each stage of typical acquisition differences seen in the communication of children with ASD are described and illustrated with video examples. A description … Continue reading