Working on Speech and Matching

Video Summary

In the following clip a speech therapist works on expressive and receptive language with Leighdionne, a young girl with ASD. Concurrently, the therapist encourages Leighdionne to make verbal approximations of words, and/or demonstrate an understanding of the words by matching and following simple commands. Leighdionne's need for better communication skills is evident at end the of clip when she becomes upset by the puzzle exercise, but is unable to express why.


    • Learning
    • matching
    • Nonverbal Behaviors Used in Social Interaction
    • lack of eye contact
    • Social Interaction
    • lack of spontaneous imitation
    • Therapies
    • therapy strategies
    • Verbal Communicative Skills
    • lack of expressive language
    • lack of receptive language

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