Table of Contents

Communication, language, speech.
Language acquisition: the theories.
From sensations to concepts: via different routes.
Cognitive styles and functions in autism.
Autistic culture?.
What language are they speaking?.
Language learning styles.
Speech and language development in non-autistic and autistic children.
Impairments of social communication in autism and language peculiarities specific to autism.
Fluent speakers: so what's the problem?.
Communication/language assessment strategies: communication profile.
Communication environment and interaction styles.
Selecting communication systems.
Teaching communication.