Speech therapy can help children with autism address a variety of challenges with language
and speech. Every child’s needs and abilities are different, some children may have trouble
pronouncing certain sounds, or holding a conversation, while others may not be able to speak at all.
Make clear speech sounds
Understand and use words
Have a conversation or respond to a question
Understand and use gestures to communicate
Use technology or pictures to communicate
Whether a child needs help with spoken language, using nonverbal signs, or learning to
communicate through alternative methods, speech therapy can help.