Posts Tagged ‘communication’

Building skills for people to make their own choice

Autism language choice making skills

Building choice making skills for people with  Autism, language & learning impairments People with Autism  and language impairments will often choose the same thing and sometimes oppose change. Giving a person with a disability, opportunities to make their own choices, creates independence and more choice and control over their own lives. Hundreds of choices everyday…

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Tips communicating wants – Autism Language impairments

Autism communication wants and needs

Imagine knowing your wants and needs but not being able to verbalise it. Would you be frustrated? I know I would be. It is heartbreaking to see your child or the person you are supporting upset and crying because they want something but can’t say or do not know, how to express what they want.…

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5 ways to prepare for the Easter break – Autism

Easter break routine autism behaviour

The Easter period is a  joyous time, a time to celebrate, spend time with family and for most, fill our belly’s with lots of yummy chocolate Easter can also mean for some a time of change, change to routine, change to structure and what makes a person feel safe. For people with Autism and language…

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How to increase interaction and develop your child’s skills

picture communication play interaction autism

As parents and carers, we are always looking at different ways on how to increase interaction and play with our children. This can be difficult if you have a child that prefers to be on their own, has obsessions, rituals and strict routines. Some people with Autism Spectrum Disorders appear to be unable to read…

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Toilet training – 6 ways to help people with limited language

toilet training tips. communication, autism, non verbal,

Toilet training a toddler or a person with a disability can be a challenge, for the person themselves it can be an extremely confusing time. Children/Adults with Autism and communication impairments are at most visual learners, pictures, photos, line drawings, words can help them understand what is being asked of them.  Sometimes just asking someone…

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Why use pictorial schedules for someone who is non-verbal

Pictorial, schedules, routines, autism, communication, disorders

Daily and Weekly Pictorial Schedules and Timetables are a visual learning tool for people with Autism and communication impairments to use to develop routine and structure to their world. Can you imagine not knowing what is happening now, what is coming next? Where you are going, who you are visiting, who is visiting you, what…

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I am not a Speech Pathologist, I am a mum first.

Augmentative & Alternative communication strategies speech

I get asked all the time if I am a Speech Pathologist. I am not, I am a mum, who backed up every day oral speech with pictures. Opening up a world of language and interaction for my then non-verbal son. A term used for this type of therapy is Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).…

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