Expanding the Ability to Communicate

  • Posted by Dr. Eric Lund
  • On September 21, 2012
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  • child with autism, children with autism, label, language, request, therapist
Our society works by shared understandings. For example, we’ve decided to label a certain color red. Red is determined by each individual as they’re faced with the concept of red. As a child navigates through the world, he must learn these meanings. In our work with children who live with autism, there is a dual [...]
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Learning to Communicate

  • Posted by Dr. Eric Lund
  • On September 20, 2012
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  • child, expressive, label, language, request
Imagine the therapist swings the child and then shows the child a picture of the child’s mom and says “Who is it?” When the child says “mama”, the therapist swings the child. Here we are teaching the child to label a picture of the child’s mother as mama and rewarding the child by swinging the [...]
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