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 What Is Non-Verbal Autism?

Autism spectrum disorder covers a wide range of neurodevelopmental disorders. This may include communication and speech delays and difficulty articulating or understanding language. These difficulties with receptive language, the ability to understand spoken words may result in self-isolation or atypical verbal behavior at a young age. Every learner on the autism spectrum presents different strengths…

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Benefits of Early Intervention for Children with Autism

Autism spectrum disorder affects 1 in 4 children across diverse backgrounds. With signs and symptoms presenting as early as six to eight months of age, early intervention for autism can ease stress for children and parents. Applied behavior analysis, also called ABA, is an effective tool for helping parents, children, therapists, and educators assess a…

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Ways to Communicate with Children with High-Functioning Autism

Autism spectrum disorder (ADS) can present symptoms in children as young as six months of age. Often these symptoms make both verbal and non-verbal communication difficult. While some children on the autism spectrum may not speak at all, others may have difficulty physically articulating language. Many children with ADS have trouble understanding body language and…

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What Is the Verbal Matrix® and How Does it Work?

Difficulties with verbal and non-verbal communication are some of the leading challenges for children with autism spectrum disorder (ADS). Communication struggles can present symptoms in children as young as six months of age when children may begin to develop language skills. These children may struggle to mirror their parents, make eye contact, or point at…

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Autism Communication Techniques

If you have a child on the spectrum, you already understand how important reliable autism resources are when it comes to fostering communication and learning. At aba|tools, we provide resources that help parents and supporters better understand autism communication. Keep reading to find out more about unique ways to use verbal and nonverbal communication with…