AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER NON VERBAL

WHAT IS AUTISM?

Autism is a neurological disorder. In ordinary day today parlance it means a problem in how the brain is wired.

IS IT CURABLE?

No cure for it as of now, but interventions can make its impact less and affected individuals could improve their lives.

WHAT IS NON VERBAL AUTISM?

Nearly a third of the people on the Autism spectrum use no spoken language or only a few words.

All of these individuals could be described as having non verbal Autism. Yet, the term "non verbal Autism" has no official status.

CHARACTERSTICS OF NON VERBAL AUTISM?

Social: People with Autism has difficulty establishing and maintaining relationship

Behavioral: People on the spectrum exhibit unusual behavior due the difficulty they have responding to the environment.

Communication: People with Autism have communication difficulties in one form or other.

SOME AUTISM FACTS

Autism prevalence figures are growing

Autism is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders in the U.S.

Autism costs a family $60,000 a year on average

Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have autism

There is no medical detection or cure for autism

INTERVENTIONS

Encourage play and social interaction

Imitate your child

Focus on nonverbal communication

Leave “space” for your child to talk.

Simplify your language

Consider assistive devices and visual supports

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