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August 2016

How To Encourage Speech

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At EAP, we are often asked if we have a speech therapist on board or a speech therapist to recommend. Our general response is that a good quality ABA (Applied Behavioural Analysis) programme should be able to address and teach individuals with autism to communicate effectively and hopefully speak fluently as well. The ability to pick up fluent speech is dependent on a few factors. …

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What Is Verbal Stimming?

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Verbal self-stimulatory behaviour can be difficult to discriminate from meaningful speech, especially in children with very mild autism. As explained in the first article of this series, speech is the expression of communication and thoughts through spoken language (Frost and Bondy, 2002). It is also important to note that speech directed to another person needs to be meaningful and purposeful. …

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