About communication and ASD
Communication is often a significant area of
difficulty for children with ASD. Some children may experience delays in verbal
language, while others may never fully develop a functional use of verbal
Verbal language is only a small component of
communication, and gestures, cues, tone and facial expressions are equally
important to consider and use when communicating.
Each child will respond differently to different
styles of communication, and finding the appropriate means of communication for
each child is vital in helping them to reach their full potential.
we need to develop and optimise communication in children with ASD in playgroup?
Children who have impaired communication skills are
at risk of being socially isolated and missing out on learning opportunities
that occur naturally through play and interaction with others. In order to
improve opportunities for play and socialisation, it is vital to find the most
effective methods of communication that work for each child.
Children who have difficulty processing the
language and communication of others may find it hard to follow group routines
and activities and can become stressed and anxious as a result.
The different forms of communication that children
use will vary between individuals and are often subtle and easily missed. It is
important to try to understand and encourage all attempts to communicate.