The way we communicate is affected by a number of influencing factors. If we think about children with Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD) being 90% visual and 10% auditory then we need to develop strategies and approaches to enhance spontaneous communication opportunities for the young child. If adults reduce the amount of language they use in the first instance, they will create an improved environment for communication. Setting up communication experiences Throughout the day there are many opportunities for functional and playful communication. Using these situations will make communication experiences authentic, here are some suggestions: Everyday activities: ‘cereal first, then toast’ you…

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