Parents will naturally compare their children to others and may worry if their child seems to be falling behind. All children develop at their own speed and can be very different from each other while still within the norm. Now what to watch out for to determine if your child may have a delay.
Talking seems as natural as breathing, unless a developmental delay in language arises. Developmental milestones specify that the normal range for speech and language development occurs between the ages of 2 to 5 years old. Some children are “late bloomers,” while others exhibit legitimate delays.
Children who are non-verbal lack the ability to communicate in a “normal” way with spoken language. Help is available for non-verbal special ed children in various forms of assistive technology. Such technology may include augmentative alternative communication devices.
Autistic students often find it difficult to interact and communicate with their teachers, peers and other individuals in the classroom and in society. It, therefore, becomes our major responsibility to teach them social skills of varying levels and make them socially compatible with societal norms.