ABA treatment techniques in speech therapy are used to identify, diagnose, and address challenges with language and communication. The goal is to help children and adults on the autism spectrum to improve their verbal, nonverbal, and interpersonal communication skills. The overall goal is to help the person communicate more effectively to enjoy social interactions and build healthy friendships.
It’s important to note that communication and speech-related challenges typically vary from one person to the next. Some individuals on the autism spectrum can barely speak at all, while others love to talk, though have difficulty holding a conversation. This might also include challenges with understanding body language and facial expressions when engaging with others.
At Magnolia Behavior Therapy our speech therapy program starts with an evaluation by one of our board-certified speech-language pathologists. They use industry best practices to assess your child’s communication strengths as well as challenges.