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reading people body language

Teaching Pixreading people body language may be as complex as spoken communication.  For low-verbal autistic individuals they may be more in tune with reading body language and may be more expressive with their body movements.  Body language as a means of communication may be a helpful option in addition to the use of speech whether one is low-verbal or not.

Thus, the use of body language in games such as acting out expressions and then saying out loud the words may be a fun game to play while increasing verbal awareness.

"Training parents to better communicate with their autistic preschoolers can spur children's language development, according to a study of one such training program...Specifically, she and her colleagues found that a program known as More Than Words helped parents build their 2-, 3- and 4-year-old children's vocabularies. The program, which was developed by Canadian doctors, teaches parents how to interact with their autistic children in a playful way-using "fun" words, games, musical speech and other tactics to aid their language development."
-http://www.autismtoday.com/articles/Training%20Parents%20Aids%20Autistic%20Kids'%20Language.asp

Create all kinds of games to teach verbal skills with this amazing software!  TeachingPix2 software provides thousands of images for improving language skills including body language, facial expression and more!

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Article on body language:  http://www.scn.org/people/autistics/bodylanguage.html

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