Communication is one of the many skills affected by autism. Autistic children have difficulty mainly with nonverbal forms of communication. So, the common misconception is that these children cannot communicate or understand language. This belief is entirely wrong. With the right intervention and therapy, autistic children can also learn language and communicate with people around them.
Before we start teaching autistic children, it is very important that we understand their special needs and requirements. As a result of autism, these children are unable to develop certain skills on their own, so they need to be taught these skills. But these children should be taught in a way that will make learning easier for them. To help autistic children learn, it is important to break down activities in such a way that they are able to understand and express themselves. Using more pictorial representation and audio-visual aids can greatly enhance their learning ability. This form of teaching can also enhance their communication, language and speech skills. Nowadays, with the advent of technology, the market has been flooded with learning apps, but the trick again is to make learning simple.
Another important requirement is a caring and patient instructor, who does not give up on the child if he is taking a longer time than expected. Each autistic child is special and unique; hence, care should be taken to suit their pace.
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