Communication, its disorders and alternative systems for children with autism spectrum disorder

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Miguel A. Saavedra-López, Xiomara M Calle-Ramirez, Jorge Félix Massani Enríquez, Karel Llopiz Guerra, Marieta Álvarez Insua and Ronald M Hernandez


The approach to communication as a psychological and social fact remains valid with controversial nuances, especially with regard to the alterations that can occur particularly in those people who are included in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The present article deals with the review of some of the most general elements in relation to the causes that originate the alterations in language and communication in people with this disorder, to later go into the particularities of the processes mentioned above, taking into account that alterations in communication are present in this population and form an essential part of the diagnostic criteria that are handled. The authors also take a look at the approaches of different specialists in relation to the application of some alternative communication systems for the education of people with autism.

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