Language Skills

Develop and Improve Language Skills

Autism is a common disorder that impacts the central nervous system. Children can be diagnosed with autism at an early age. Understanding the nature of your child's autism will guide you in tailoring approach to intervention and engagement.  Children with autism are often faced with challenges that make traditional learning and education difficult. That is why it is important to work differently with children with autism in order to create innovative, safe, and inviting ways for children with autism to learn. The team at the Center for Developmental Play and Learning (CDPL) understands this and is willing and eager to help.


Often, autism impacts a child's language skills. A child can have difficulty speaking, or simply is non-verbal. Language skills can be difficult to develop in a traditional sense but can be even more challenging when working through an autistic condition. Depending on where your child is on the autism spectrum, your child may be completely non-verbal. Language skills can be acquired and trained using a variety of different social therapies. DIR/Floortime is inviting and fun and often encourages children on the autism spectrum to work through communication challenges in a relational manner.  Many parents have been able to develop their child's language skills beyond the scope of expectations by working through regular and repeated Floortime therapy for their child.

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