How can those with autism benefit from speech therapy?
Autism spectrum disorder includes a wide range of developmental disabilities that vary in severity, affecting an estimated 1 in 68 American children. Those with autism have difficulty with communication and social skills. According to the Centers for Disease Control, around one-third of those with autism remain nonverbal.
Our speech language pathologists help those with autism communicate more effectively with the world around them. This treatment may include developing conversational skills, helping them use words properly, and often how to appropriately respond in social situations.
Because there is so much variation among those with autism spectrum disorders, our speech language pathologists carefully evaluate each child to best address his or her special challenges.
For more information about how our therapists help those with autism, please contact us for more information.