The words we use to communicate hold power.
“It’s how you get through your whole day,” says Kelsey Govel, a speech language pathologist at Wildwood Schools. “It’s how you tell people how you feel; it’s how you tell people what you want; it’s how you tell people what you need.”
For people on the autism spectrum, sometimes communicating isn’t so easy. Eisah, a student at the Wildwood School, uses her speech generating device to let Kelsey know what she wants. But there are a lot of other ways nonverbal children can communicate.
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