Nonverbal Autism Tips For The Season

My middle son Jaiden is now 14 with epilepsy, level 3 autism and an intellectual disability. He is nonverbal and has pica which is eating non edible food items on the daily. When I say nonverbal, for Jaiden this means he is unable to have back and forth conversation, has what’s called echolalia where he repeats words and phrases and also has a tendency to scream high pitch screams most days.

Jaiden doesn’t speak in sentences of more than 3 words. When he does speak in sentences, it is random sentences out of the blue when he is extremely excited and that happens about 3-4 times a year. The way that we communicate with him through out our days and how over the years we have built a relationship with him is through several different ways.

  • Find out what your child likes
  • Be straightforward with your language
  • Remove overwhelming stimuli
  • Use nonverbal communication like the picture exchange system, sign language, iPad with communication apps

These are some things that I have used with Jaiden over the years and I hope some of these things fe you will research for yourself and child to see what fits for you.

For more on this topic please listen to the latest podcast!

Just recently I had a great conversation with Sam Huber a man with autism who is married with a family of his own. He has a wonderful heart for the autism community please check him out on YouTube👇🏼

“No one should seek their own good, but the good of others.”‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭10:24‬ ‭

Listening to: Christmas music

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Check out my husband👉🏼Kevin on his YouTube page for more tips!

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