If your child is diagnosed with autism, speech conditioning is one of the best things you can give him or her. Being able to learn language, communicate and express oneself, one way or another, will give your child a chance at a better life.
SpeechTails’ speech therapy toolbox for kids with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is designed to help your preschooler develop a range of social skills. Whether your child goes to a public or private school, or is home-schooled, SpeechTails is a great supplementary tool to have.
Benefits of Visual Stimuli for Kids with Autism
Countless studies have shown that visual supports are an effective way to communicate with children who have ASD. Kids with ASD may communicate differently from others, which is why it’s important to use different approaches when teaching them speech and language.
Many kids with ASD tend to have sharp visual skills, so it’s important to use visually-stimulating games and activities. Whether you’re playing with your child at home or outdoors, take advantage of tools that encourage speech development.
Creating a Lesson Plan for Your Child
Speech problems among kids with ASD may vary. Since you know your child better than anyone else, you will play a vital role in coming up with his or her speech lesson plan. To find out which speech problems you need to address or which skills you need to work on, observe the way your child plays and interacts with his or her peers or schoolmates.
Your home is the ideal setting to help your child develop conversation and language skills. Educate yourself with the verbal and non-verbal ways kids with ASD communicate, and create goals and lesson plans based on these.
Parents are the best teachers for children with autism, so we recommend that you engage yourself in your child’s play and use our vast resource of tools and activities to augment autism speech therapy.
SpeechTails is committed to providing parents and speech-language pathologists with a range of affordable tools and resources to help kids with speech delays and articulation problems. If you have any questions regarding our toolbox, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. You may also try our free Speech Screener to find out in which areas or skills your child needs to improve, or which activities will be most beneficial to him or her. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!