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For children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, social communication is a challenge. On the surface, social communication appears to be all about talking. However, the road to successful communication begins long before children start using words.
Early interactions are important for children to develop communication skills. These early interactions usually don’t need words or sounds, and instead they focus on the back and forth interactions between an adult and the child. Sometimes it can be difficult to find toys that make back and forth interactions easy.
Ask most people what does a Speech Pathologist do and you’ll get a response that involves mention of “lisps” and “stutters”. Whilst this is true, there are quite a few other areas that Speech Pathologists support. One of these is literacy.