Why Is Teaching Eye Contact So Important?The Autism Site
Why is teaching eye contact so important? Because it directly relates to social skills. We use our eyes as a means of communication. When you are speaking to someone and make direct eye contact, you are being engaged and present in the conversation — and making sure the person you are talking to is aware that he or she has your full attention.
Watch this video clip from Autism Live to learn more about why connecting in this way is so important.