What are the Speech and Language Difficulties faced by Autistic Children? | Speech and Language Therapy

Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD can be defined as a complex neurobehavioral condition that includes impairments in social interaction and developmental language and communication skills combined with rigid, repetitive behaviors. The word “spectrum” indicates the wide variation in the range and severity on how people are affected with Autism, and the difficulties they face. As … Read more

Appropriate seating and positioning required for children using AAC methods

Children and adults who have severe speech impairments frequently have problems controlling their posture and extremities, which affect their ability to use augmentative or alternative communication. Both aided and unaided AAC approaches require sufficiently skilled movement of a hand, an eye, or other body part, which can be difficult for people who have cerebral palsy, … Read more

The Early Years: Emotional and mental health is a concern for kids below five years

According to a study, approximately 9.5-14.2 per cent of children are experiencing emotional, relational or behavioral disturbances from birth to five years of age. It is a widely known fact that young children who live in families dealing with parental loss, exposure to trauma, substance abuse,addiction, or mental illness are at high risk of developing … Read more