Dealing with people with autism

Dealing with people with autism :

Dealing with people with autism : Many people who are diagnosed with autism have severe communication disabilities, and individuals are described as having severe communication disability when their pronunciation and handwriting are insufficient to meet their communicative needs, and this term is used for people who have no ability to speak or have the ability Very simple for him, or in other words, for people whose pronunciation has no meaning despite his eloquence, nor does he represent their true ideas.

Speech can be replaced by gestures, body language, hand gestures, spelling, and methods for communication, and the use of these methods improves children’s speech, and it will not hinder the development of speech.

Here I will look at some of the methods used to enhance pronunciation:

1- Gesture and body language:

It is used by anyone, and although some known gestures such as head gesture to mean “yes” or jiggle to mean “no”, they are very strong gestures, but there are real limitations of the communication philosophy that we get by gesture and body language alone, so we see The individual can respond to questions or make his basic needs understandable, but it is impossible to enter into any conversation.

2- MAKATON sign language:

A simple set of hand gestures, which is very useful but requires good manual skills, unfortunately many people with autism have difficulty finding the sequence of precise and necessary movements of the signal and handwriting.

Of course, MAKATON can only be of use if the person who communicates with the autistic child is aware and aware of the skill of the signs.

3- PECS:

It is a system designed to encourage children who have difficulty speaking – particularly autistic children – to start communicating by sharing pictures.

This system is very useful to meet the basic needs of the child, as well as avoid frustration, but this method and using it alone allows only very limited communication due to the lack of vocabulary.

4- Visual aids:

It includes calendars, tables, test boards, menus, etc.

It is a means of providing information in a clear visual way that helps people with autism to ascertain what is happening and what they are expected to do, and these visual methods enhance the development of learning skills and independence and their use must be associated with individual communication programs.


prepared Hamida Al-Essa