The Importance of Functional Communication

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Parents eagerly wait for the day when they can hear their child’s voice for the first time. Children on the spectrum may never be able to speak — which can be difficult for parents to come to terms with. However, it’s important for parents to recognize that their child still should learn functional communication.

Watch as Autism Live describes the importance of functional communication, a child making a sound, gesture, or learns how to point to an icon to communicate, which may hopefully lead to speech. Knowledge is power!

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