Children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often struggle to learn effective communication skills. Researchers have asserted that the best methods for teaching correct communication skills to these children involve technological tools, such as videos, music, and graphics. Implementing these tools into the public school systems and the homes of children with ASD has been shown to improve their development of communication skills and includes educating teachers and parents about the positive effects that utilizing the tools can bring to the daily lives of children with ASD. When and how to implement these tools may depend on a child's level of functioning, and researchers have suggested that further study of children diagnosed with ASD in terms of both their physiological and psychological functioning might identify the appropriate time to begin implementing the tools for communication skills development that have the most effective outcomes.
"Children and Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Developing Role of Technology in Teaching Communication Skils,"
Intuition: The BYU Undergraduate Journal of Psychology: Vol. 11:
1, Article 9.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/intuition/vol11/iss1/9