Sometimes parents focus so much on their children acquiring “speech” that they neglect to focus on what is even more important: “communication.”

This article at Autism Speaks has some very good suggestion for encouraging language development in nonverbal children and adolescents with autism, including:

1. Encouraging play and social interaction

2. Imitate your child

3. Focus on nonverbal communication

Read more at: http://www.autismspeaks.org/blog/2013/03/19/seven-ways-help-your-nonverbal-child-speak