Autism Spectrum Disorders

Children on the Autism Spectrum have communication difficulties and poor social skills. Speech Pathologists provide therapy for children with Autism.

Social Skills Therapy -targets:

  • imaginative play
  • greetings and farewells
  • turn taking skills
  • understanding emotions
  • conversation skills
  • topic maintenance, topic changing
  • body language
  • understanding social nuances.

The spectrum is varied and children can be non verbal or high functioning or somewhere in between.

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