What Dads need to know about speech therapy for their autistic children
25-30% of autistic children are minimally verbal or do not speak at all (although this is not a reflection of their intellectual ability).
For their Dads, it is critical they seek out augmentative or alternative communication methods, such as speech therapy.
In my latest Autism Dadvocate podcast - “What Dads need to know about speech therapy for their autistic children”, I interview Lenora Edwards, Chief Knowledge Officer of Better Speech.
We discuss the following:
Why do (some) autistic children struggle with speech?
What are some early indicators of potential speech delays?
What initial steps should Dads take when they identify a speech delay with their children?
What are some common speech therapies employed to help autistic children?