Top Tips for Pre-verbal Communicators

This sheet is intended for anyone who is working with someone whose communication is at the pre-verbal stage of development. This is someone who doesn’t use any words and may communicate using non-verbal channels like facial expression, non-speech noises or other physical methods like pulling your hand to something. It will give you some good hints and tips how to get the best out of communication at this stage. Click on the title below to download it.

Top Tips for Working With Pre Verbal Communicators

Top Tips for Using Visual Supports

Using visual supports can be very effective in supporting understanding and expressive communication. How you use visual supports will be specific to each individual and this advice sheets lays down some key points that you should consider when setting up a visual support system for an individual who has a communication disorder. Click on the title below to download it:

Top Tips for Using Visual Supports

Communicating with Young People who have Autism

In this information sheet you will find some general advice that will help parents, carers and education staff to get the most out of communication with a young person whose autism is more severe and affects them significantly day to day. This might be someone who has limited or no spoken communication and who needs support to engage successfully in day to day activities. This is a general information leaflet so you may find that some of the points are not relevant for your child but hopefully you will find something that is helpful for you!

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Top Tips for Communicating with Someone who has Autism

Top Tips for Communicating with Someone who has High Functioning Autism

This sheet contains some general advice to help you to communicate successfully with someone who has high functioning autism. The strategies are also relevant for people who have Asperger’s Syndrome. The list of ideas is not exhaustive however I hope that you find it a good starting point and perhaps helpful when you are explaining your child’s communicative style to others. The sheet is primarily aimed at parents but it will also be helpful for professionals and carers working with young people who have high functioning autism or Asperger’s Syndrome. As always, any feedback is much appreciated!

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Top Tips for Communicating with Someone who has High Functioning Autism