MeaganS Posted October 1, 2012 Share Posted October 1, 2012 My daughter is 4 and has been diagnosed with ASD. She's a very high functioning, smart girl and we've been doing preschool for a few months. Her ASD diagnoses doesn't get in her way much except for language. Her language struggles. She has massive pronoun reversals. Instead of saying, "I want to go to the park with you," she'll say, "You want to go to the park with me." She refers to herself by her name as often as "me" or "you." She can only answer very simple questions. It is difficult to explain things to her because she doesn't understand sometimes. I've gotten good at it because I'm around her so much, but it is especially difficult for my dh or others. She also is still very echolalic, but has been moving away from this over time. Even with these challenges, though, she is sailing through math and learning to read. Right now she's in ST (and has been for over a year) a few times a week. But I was wondering if there is any research on how to help ASD children with language, like special therapies or ways of approaching it. Or if any of you have any insights into what I can do to help her. I do see little improvements over time. For instance, only in the last few weeks has she tried using the pronouns him/her or he/she (although she gets the gender wrong often). She is progressing, just very slowly. And I'm wondering what this means for her education. I'm obviously going to have to tweak whatever we do in order to explain it to her in a way she can understand. I guess I just want to talk about this with others who might understand. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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