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how do i help my autistic 4year old son learn to talk

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Asked by steve1 at 5:03 AM on Feb. 5, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • You need professional help. Please do not wait go out and find it. They say early intervention truly makes a difference. My thoughts are with you.

    Answer by tootoobusy at 6:39 AM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • Contact your county's Intermediate Unit - your child is over the age of 3, so the school district will handle his services. All states are different, but they will probably evaluate his speech and determine how often/ how long his therapy should be and arrange it for you.
    On a different note, I strongly recommend the "Bounce" DVD's- they are great for all children, but made for kids with autism. Good Luck.

    Answer by zoeygracesmom at 7:16 AM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • he should be getting special education services. what state do you live in?

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 7:50 AM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • Read to him, talk to him, sing to him, point out objects and name them. A lot of what is done in speech therapy. Then contact the school district for speech therapy services.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 11:57 AM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • Speech therapy. Your pediatrician can refer you to one, or the preschool he goes to can help you find one.

    Answer by summerbear at 2:08 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • first... give him a MEANS of communication (it doesn't matter if its picture symbols, sign or both).. WHY? well it well help with behavior and it will help ESTABLISH the PURPOSE behind communication,. Keep talking reading etc to him, praise any and ALL attmpts at communication.
    And YES, DEF. get some early intervention. (which btw is covered under FEDERAL LAW)

    Answer by MamiJaAyla at 3:01 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • Speech therapy and ABA worked wonders for my son! GL

    Answer by Baby4us09 at 10:46 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

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