Communicating Partners: 30 Years of Building Responsive Relationships with Late-Talking Children Including Autism, Asperger's Syndrome (Asd), Down Syndrome, and Typical Development : Development Guides for Professionals and Parents

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6
Basic Components
of Communicating Partners
Five Developmental Stages
and Five Relationship Strategies

Five stages of communication development
It could be said that we are learning to communicate anew in every interaction we have. The same is true with children: they develop communication in several stages. The stages are overlapping. For autistic and many late-talking children, these skills can be splintered in development; that is, they can develop the stages of some skills before or after the equivalent stages of other skills. We have found that it is critical to consider social and communication development on a long continuum from first interactions to complex conversations years later. Communicating Partners has found five stages in which our children have profound delays. These five stages are:
interaction
nonverbal communication
social language
conversation
civil behavior.

This book will follow children along these five stages. Together the stages address the questions:

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