How Communication Skills Fit into the Culture of Autism

How Communication Skills Fit into the Culture of Autism

I’m hoping by now that you’ve heard the term the Culture of Autism.  Whether you’ve just learned it from my video on this topic or you’ve known about this term for years, it doesn’t matter.  What matters is that you understand the components and how you can use them to figure out how to address behaviors of your students on the spectrum.

I’m addressing the first of the five components.  Communication.  It’s not easy for our students to navigate the complicated task of understanding language ( receptive language) and using language to communicate their wants and needs (expressive language).

It’s important to know that communication is hard for our students and it’s also important to know that there are many tools we can use to help our students to communicate. The real benefit here is that once you know that communication is one of five things to consider when a student with ASD is acting out, it’s a huge tool that both families and professional staff can use to solve a problem.

Take a look!

Let me know how you use visual supports to assist your students with communication!

Also I can’t miss an opportunity to suggest that you can use this awesome tool for teaching idioms to your students that comes in the form of a book called Scripting with Idioms 😉     You can order your copy on!

You take care and I’ll see you next time!


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