Improving Information Processing and Meaningful Communication with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a communication/social/behavioral information processing disorder. This video explains how you can improve information processing and meaningful communication with an Autism Spectrum Disorder: Source: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/14971307 Related Articles: Complete List of All Articles on Autism Spectrum Directory

Communications Skills: Verbal Imitation

Copyright 2011 Autism Spectrum Directory. All Rights Reserved. Skill: Communication- Verbal Imitation Goals/Objectives To be able to verbally copy sounds, words, and phrases that are heard. Steps in the Learning Process Step 1: Basic Sounds – Moo, Baah, Ssss Step 2: Oral-Motor Imitation – move mouth, lips and tongue into different positions, example, frown, stick out tongue, push lips … Continue reading

Making Sense of How an Individual on the Autism Spectrum Communicates

by Karen Savlov Getting one’s needs met and to exist happily in one’s family, community and beyond is dependent on the ability to communicate. As non-autistic individuals we can use ourselves to communicate our needs and express our feelings. The individual with autism depending on his functioning level, has anywhere from extremely limited (nonexistent in some) … Continue reading

Working Towards Understandable Speech

by Teach Me to Talk “Now that my baby is finally talking, I can’t understand a word he’s saying!”  First we want them to talk, then once that happens, we complain that we can’t understand them.  This is a big concern among parents of toddlers, especially when you’ve waited longer than you expected for those first words. “Isn’t … Continue reading