Develop your Child’s Spontaneous Communication Skills at Home (Part 2 – Techniques)

Learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom, it can happen anywhere at any time!

Recently with schools closed amid virus outbreak, many children have been forced to stay home with little or no learning happening for the entire day. We strongly encourage parents of children with ASD to really spend some times in training up and teaching their kid’s with new skills. And if your child is with language difficulties, this is the time where you can train up their language skills at home!

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often have deficits in communication. Some of them may be non-verbal, while some can speak, but seldom speak spontaneously to communicate with others, for example they won’t take any initiative in asking questions or making a comment, etc.

Communication temptations are used to increase a student’s desire to communicate, and make communication fun. It also enables to establish the power of communication and increase children’s use of spontaneous language. Additionally, it can help the children to speak in the appropriate situations.

In last episode, Mr. Toby Mountjoy has shared with us how parents can create opportunities for their children to initiate communication using “Communication Temptations”. This time, Mr. Toby Mountjoy will share with us some tips and teaching techniques needed for effective teaching.

Watch Part 1 here

Understand your child’s preferences to identify training targets

How do we start?

How to train non-verbal children?

How to provide prompt effectively?

Information provided by: Toby Mountjoy (Director)

Toby Mountjoy

Mr. Toby Mountjoy is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and holds a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis. With over 20 years of experience working with individuals with ASD, he has been extensively trained by Dr. Ronald Leaf, Dr. Mitchell Taubman and Dr. John McEachin. Besides overseeing the Autism Partnership operation in Hong Kong, Korea, Philippines and Singapore with over 100 staff, including psychologists, consultants and therapists, he has also provided consultations to school districts, agencies, and families worldwide. Mr. Mountjoy has also contributed chapters to publications such as “Sense & Nonsense” and “It’s Time for School”. In 2007, he founded the charitable Autism Partnership Foundation and Aoi Pui School to offer more services for children with Autism.

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