Good News for Autistic Children who Have Trouble with Speech


By Molly Clifton

There is new hope for autistic children who have never learned to speak.

Scientists at the University of Birmingham found motor behaviors such as banging toys and copying gestures play a key role in learning language.

They are now directing new studies that focus on motor skills that may eventually help non-verbal autistic children.

Researchers also discovered sign language training produced minimal results.


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