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Why Teach Autistic Kids to Sign

Won't it stop them from talking?

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I have two children. Both boys, with 20 months between them. And both very lovely. They’re both grown up, aged 20 and 22.

The older one has autism and was late learning to talk. To help him, we used Makaton sign language as well as symbols and pictures.
I don’t think he would be talking now if it weren’t for Makaton and the…

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Rachel Dodman

Rachel Dodman

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Rachel is a freelance writer from the UK. Check out her latest novella Downhill From Wednesday on Amazon! www.racheldodman.com