Working on Eye Contact and Speech

Video Summary

In the following clip, a therapist teaches Sajid both verbal and nonverbal communication skills. She focuses first on helping Sajid establish eye contact and then encourages him to pair this nonverbal skill with vocalization. Learning to coordinate these skills is an important initial step to developing his effective use of language.


    • Nonverbal Behaviors Used in Social Interaction
    • lack of eye contact
    • Therapies
    • imitation
    • therapy strategies
    • working with autism
    • reinforcement
    • Verbal Communicative Skills
    • lack of vocal expressiveness
    • lack of expressive language

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