Autism is a spectrum, which means that its impact varies from person to person. Some of the most common symptoms of autism include deficits in social interaction, communication, and repetitive behavior.
The Autism Speech Therapy Materials app provides a simple and intuitive interface for Speech-Language Pathologists to use during therapy sessions.
This app is a great tool for both SLPs and SLP students, as it provides a thorough collection of different speech therapy materials that can be used with children who are on the autism spectrum. You can use pictures, play games, and practice different language skills with your students.
The goal is to create a bridge between the often rigid and structured world of educational materials and the more playful and casual world of toys. The materials will be used in speech therapy sessions where the child is not diagnosed with autism, but they will also be available for purchase by parents and educators working with autistic children. The idea is that these materials will be fun enough that children won’t even realize they’re being used to help them practice their language skills.
Included in the new set are several items that are meant to be played with independently, such as a book with textured pages and an activity board featuring popping buttons, but there are also some interactive toys meant to facilitate language learning through play between an adult and child, like an expressive stuffed animal that can be used to model vocabulary words and a set of flashcards meant to introduce new concepts.
The overall aim of all these items is to provide children, whether autistic or not, with fun ways to learn about the world around them.
It is important to remember that autism is a spectrum disorder, so while some children may have severe speech problems, others will be able to communicate well with only minimal help. I hope these resources will give you some ideas on how to help your child improve their communication skills.