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Communication Issues in Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Second Edition

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781787757370

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In this updated edition, Olga Bogdashina provides a theoretical foundation for understanding communication and language impairments specific to autism. She explores the effects of different perceptual and cognitive styles on the communication and language development of autistic children. She also stresses the importance of identifying each individual’s nonverbal language – which can be visual, tactile, kinaesthetic, auditory, olfactory or gustatory – to establish verbal communication.
Reflecting recent research and changes in terminology, the book explains why some approaches may work for some autistic children but not for others, and the ‘What They Say’ sections allow the reader to see through the eyes of autistic individuals and understand their language differences first-hand.
‘What We Can Do to Help’ sections throughout the book give practical recommendations for helping autistic individuals use their natural mechanisms to learn and develop social and communicative skills. The final chapters are devoted to assessment and intervention issues with recommendations for selecting appropriate methods and techniques to enhance communication, based on the specific mode of communication a person uses.

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An authoritative reference source, now in an updated second edition. Written by an expert who provides the reader with clear explanations regarding theories, language characteristics and practical strategies to enhance communication. Readers will be able to incorporate the ideas, principles and techniques of this book in their daily routines and see immediate results.
Manuel F. Casanova, Endowed Chair in Childhood Neurotherapeutics, University of South Carolina School of Medicine