My Child Might Be Autistic - How to Increase Communication?
Mar 31, 2023 Does your child struggle to tell you what they want? Maybe they have a hard time pronouncing certain sounds or words? Or perhaps there are words that your child has learned, but he/she is not using them?!
In this video, we will talk about:
- when we should jump into action and what we can do to support our child’s language and communication skills.
- The Speech Blubs app
- Activity maps that you can go and implement with your child
- Video modeling
- Setting up the environment to support your child’s interaction
- Labeling, modeling, and referencing
- And then some FAQs
Effective Learning Techniques for ASD Toddlers
Make sure that you watch until the end of this video because we are going to share with you some practical strategies and ideas to increase and improve your child’s speech production and communication skills.
It might be that your child is just developing a little slower than his or her peers, but it’s always good to err on the side of caution, and in this case, it is worth considering – “what if” my child falls on the autism spectrum.
We wanted to share more in-depth information on how to get the most out of the Speech Blubs app that has been designed to increase speech production in children 2-8 years.
We feel strongly about sharing practical skills with parents to help their children in a way that is effective and makes a real, positive difference in everyday life – for every family.
Some family members and even certain professionals might try to reassure our parents with “he’s a boy” or “she is just like aunt Tammy”, but ultimately, we just know when our child is delayed in speech production and communication skills. And the tricky thing is, it’s impossible to scientifically prove the “moms just know” feeling to professionals or some friends.
If you feel in any way that your child needs some support with his/her language and/or communication skills, we would definitely encourage you to make an appointment with a Speech Therapist in your area. A Speech Therapist would be able to do an evaluation and then give you a therapy/support plan for your child going forward.
You can also reach out to the Speech Therapist on the Speech Blubs website as there is always something that you could do while waiting for an assessment with the Speech Therapist in your area. However, there are also ways that you can support your child at home as a mom, a dad, or an au pair. Yes, it’s always a good idea to see a professional Speech and Language Pathologist, but generalizing progress to your home is crucial and at the end of this video, we will share tips on how to combine the practical strategies with professional tips from our Speech and Language friends at AIMS Global and Speech Blubs app.