Communication and Interaction
Communication and Interaction can encompass a lot of needs and issues that a child may have, including Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC). Some communication and interaction issues that can present themselves in Autistic children include:
- Difficulties understanding and using verbal and non-verbal communication.
- Understanding social behaviours and expectations, which can impact on a child's ability to interact with other children and adults around them.
- A reliance on structure and routine in their life.
As well as ASC, Communication and Interaction can also include Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN).
Children and young people can experience a range of difficulties that are linked with speech and language.
Speech, Language and Communication Needs can present themselves in a variety of ways, including:
- The production of speech.
- Struggling with finding the right word, or not being able to join words together in a meaningful way.
- Problems communicating through speech, for example difficulties finding the correct language to express thoughts and ideas that they are having.
- Difficulties and delays in understanding or responding to verbal cues from others.
- Understanding and using language in specific social situations.