- Make sure that you have the childs attention and have eye contact with them prior to giving an instruction.
- Split long and complex instructions into smaller chunks.
- Use visual aids to help support understanding.
- Use vocabulary, concepts and grammar that you know that your child understands.
- Monitor your rate of speech: don't speak too quickly or slowly.
- Children that have difficulties with understanding find it difficult to isolate specific verbal messages from all other auditory and visual stimuli around them.
- A child with difficulties with comprehension may need more time before responding.
- Prioritize the vocabulary and concepts that you use: use only what is essential for your child to be able to follow your instructions
How to support a child with comprehension difficulties
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Around 60% of children on the autistic spectrum have some degree of learning disability and find it difficult to follow instructions. Here are some tips to help you support your child:
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