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Why Children with Special Needs Should Practice Nonverbal Communication

Here are some ways that nonverbal communication can help.

Everyone uses nonverbal communication in some form. There are also specific speech therapy practices that can teach children who struggle with communication to communicate without needing to speak completely. Whether that includes gestures and sign language or different tools, nonverbal communication can be incredibly useful for children who have special needs. Here are some ways that nonverbal communication can help.

Communicate Specifics

When children have a communication difficulty, it can be frustrating for them to let others know how they feel. But nonverbal communication can help eliminate misunderstandings by giving children special needs the ability to explain exactly what they want to. 

Build Vocabulary

In matching verbal communication with gestures or different types of nonverbal communication, children won’t just have the option to communicate all the more effectively. They will likewise have the opportunity to extend their vocabulary and comprehension of grammar. Joining words and gestures takes into account the structure of vocabulary relationships, just as the reinforcing of their capacity to understand language structure.

Spot Developmental Delays

While there are numerous things that you may find out about your child through verbal communication, nonverbal communication may fill in as a shockingly better pointer of any developmental difficulties. Impediments with making gestures might be demonstrative of different problems that ought to be tended to at an early age.

Speech Development

Nonverbal communication is a fantastic device for a child to speak with, and it can likewise be a viable marker of language and speech development later on. Giving close consideration to your child’s most utilized signals or endeavors to verbally recognize an article could allow you to anticipate which words will be created as a piece of their speech later on.

The Connections Therapy Center

The Connections Therapy Center serves families of children and adolescents with disabilities and special needs. We are a team of experts in the fields of pediatric speech, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and behavioral sciences. As a team, we offer intensive hands-on therapy for children and adolescents, as well as informative and useful resources for families. If you are interested in learning more about what we can do to help your family, visit us online or give us a call at (301) 577-4333. Want to get more information on how to help your child thrive? Follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Pinterest.

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