It is important to be aware of the impact of my own verbal and non-verbal communication on an individual with an autistic spectrum condition because they may respond anxiously or may become stressed to certain things such as

It is important to be aware of the impact of my own verbal and non-verbal communication on an individual with an autistic spectrum condition because they may respond anxiously or may become stressed to certain things such as; loud voices, too much eye contact, standing too close or physical contact. Therefor it is important to be observant to what is happening, whether it be verbal or non-verbal. It is important to try and gain the individual’s attention first so they are positive that you are talking to them. You also need to remember to slow down and speak calmly with short clear sentences so that the individual can process what is being said with more ease.

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