The Talkability program is a family-focused programme run by the Hanen Centre in Ontario, Canada aimed at families with children aged three to seven on the mild end of the autism spectrum.
It aims to give parents of children with autism and related social communication difficulties practical tools to help their children communicate.
It teaches parents to detect and respond appropriately to the individual child's attempts to communicate, however subtle, strange or even challenging these attempts may appear.
This glossary is designed to explain some of the jargon and gobbledygook used by some people when they talk about autism or research..
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