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Communication and Interaction difficulties

Communication and Interaction difficulties, also known as Speech Language and Communication Needs (SLCN), is when children have difficulties communicating with other people. This could be due to them having difficulty saying what they want to say, understanding what others are saying to them or they do not understand or use social rules for communication.

Children with ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) are likely to have language, communication and imagination difficulties which may impact on the way they relate to others.

Below you will find some helpful websites and links:

National Autistic Society - Leading UK charity for Autistic people

Using Playdough for Speech and Language Therapy -

Bryony Rust has many more fun activities to help build speech and language on her YouTube Channel

Wordless picture books are a great way to develop speech. Pause on each page and give your child a chance to explain what they think is happening in the story from what’s happening in the pictures. Here is an example of one:

Chalk by Bill Thompson