We Chat All the Time…We Just Don’t Use Words

Being a parent of a child with special needs, one of the biggest challenges you will face will be communicating back and forth with your child. Understanding your child’s wants and needs may be more difficult for some of you for obvious reasons.

There are many forms of non-verbal communication such as hand gestures, eye contact, nodding “yes” or “no”, imitation of sounds, choice making, communication boards, assistive devices, etc. Your child may also choose not to respond and that is okay. That is communicating! And good for you to celebrate this!

What is you and your child’s most effective method of communication? Did you experience a breakthrough? When and how?

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