My son is 3 years old and he uses most of the time one word at the time to comunicate or request stuff. He started to use "I want... and then he adds whatever he wants. He also echos a lot of what the hears. So my questions is for parents of older kids, Were your children with autism like this when they were younger? Did they improved like to have a conversation with them.? Thank you.
Yes, the non verbal autistic child ask for just about everything she wants in a sentence....and this after other doctors said she would never talk....never say never
An exercise we use to develop this is "fill in the blank". Like singing you are my sunshine. I sing you are my ___________ . Ethan says sunshine. Me: my only ________ Ethan: sunshine. We start out with him just filling in 1 word then work up to me saying 1 word & him filling in the rest.
my son just turned 4 and he was like that a few months ago, completely non verbal til the age of 3, i have him in a special education pre school program and in the last few months he has been talking in sentences:). your son is on the right track. one day he will start talking in complete sentence and surprise you. i can also now have a few sentence conversation with him, he usually just repeats what I say but he responds. Good Luck hope this gives you some hope
My son was like that till he was 4 . But with speech therapy he improved he can now talk sentences but not in proper grammar. Speech and aba help them a lot on this. The other trick is to get their attention when we talk to them . So I go down to eye level talk to him. Also always wait for an answer it can take minutes but wait . Eventually they start answering back quiclly
my daughter was very much like that at the same age. Speech therapy and music, yes music, a Dr. told me that play music in the car sing sing sing will help. She is now twelve and sometimes i wish i can turn her off,lol, because she is nonstop talk sometimes. keep the faith it will happen for you..:^)