Speech-language therapy can help people with autism spectrum disorder improve their abilities to communicate and interact with others.1
This type of therapy can help some people improve their spoken or verbal skills, such as:
Speech-language therapy can also teach nonverbal communication skills, such as:
Speech-language therapy activities can also include social skills and normal social behaviors. For example, a child might learn how to make eye contact or to stand at a comfortable distance from another person. These skills make it a little easier to interact with others.
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