Aug 15, 2019 · In the world of autism, one of these potential pitfalls is "facilitated communication," in which a therapist "supports" the arm of an autistic person while he or she types. This approach is still available but has been debunked by numerous studies that show that it is the therapist, and not the autistic person, who is guiding the typing finger.
Meaningful communication means being able to say what I want to say. People must believe we are capable and that our minds are intact. My parents have been great. They support me by communicating to others about autism and me. They play. They make my life as normal as possible.
Apr 21, 2015 · 5 Ways to Encourage Communication with a Non Verbal Child Diagnosed with Autism As a speech language pathologist, one of my greatest joys have been communicating and connecting with both children and adults with autism, specifically those who are nonverbal or minimally verbal.