Speech pathologists are an essential and critical part of treating autism. They assess the best ways to understand and improve your child's communication; allowing them to more easily form relationships and make friends.
A few of the common therapy techniques include:
- Using picture boards with words e.g. picture exchange communication system (PECS)
- Using a tablet/iPad to utilise all icons that represent different things and communicate different messages e.g. LAMP program
Ultimately, speech pathologists focus on improving your child's articulation and language to improve communication.
At Castle Hill Speech & Occupational Therapy, we love utilising speech pathology to help children gain confidence and form better relationships!