The Challenge of Having a Nonverbal Child

Disability and Faith

Our two children with autism are considered nonverbal. That doesn’t mean they have no words, just that they do not typically communicate with verbal speech. Most times we can deal with it. They have no […]

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What Nonverbal Does Not Mean

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Two of my children are considered nonverbal. I find that there is a lot of confusion as to what that means. Some think it means the same as being mute. In this post I hope […]

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I Had That Dream Again…

Disability and Faith

I have a recurring dream. Perhaps other parents of children with autism have this same dream. In my dream, I am interacting with one of our two children with autism. Both children are considered nonverbal. […]

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Nonverbal Does Not Mean Unintelligent

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People say that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. But we do it all the time. This includes how we look at people with autism. Two of our children with autism are considered […]

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How to Talk to a Nonverbal Child

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Some people who have autism are able to communicate clearly, even if they had early delays in speaking. Other people are what is called nonverbal. Our two children with autism are nonverbal. What Does Nonverbal […]

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What Does Nonverbal Mean?

Disability and Faith

I keep describing Logan and Abby as being nonverbal and yet I keep giving examples of how they (usually Logan) speak in appropriate ways. This confuses people. Nonverbal means they can’t speak but I keep […]

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