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What are the benefits of speech therapy for autism?

Related Topics: Autism, Speech Therapy

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Speech therapy can improve overall communication. This makes it possible for people with autism to improve their ability to form relationships and function in day-to-day life.

Specific goals of speech therapy include helping the individual with autism to:

  • Articulate words well.
  • Communicate both verbally and nonverbally.
  • Comprehend verbal and nonverbal communication, understanding others' intentions in a range of settings.
  • Initiate communication without prompting from others.
  • Know the appropriate time and place to communicate something, for example, when to say "good morning."
  • Develop conversational skills
  • Exchange ideas.
  • Communicate in ways to develop relationships.
  • Enjoy communicating, playing, and interacting with peers.
  • Learn self-regulation.

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