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speech-language-and-communication

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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Milestones of Typical Speech Development

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In our previous blog entries, we have outlined the difference between communication and speech. To reiterate, communication is any behaviour exchanged with another person that produces related or direct social rewards (Frost and Bondy, 2002), whilst speech is the expression of communication and thoughts through spoken language (Merriam-Webster Dictionary). Here, we will be outlining the general speech development milestones of a typical child. …

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Red Flags of Speech Delay

Red Flags of Speech Delay

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The ability to express our thoughts and feelings is crucial to our survival as social beings. Children begin their journey of developing their speech as early as 2 months where they start cooing and make gurgling sounds. Speech is a developmental milestone that is observable and developmental problems may be indicated if a child is observed to not use their words to communicate. Thus, any delays in speech especially early on in a child’s development should not be taken lightly.

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