Language and Communication

It’s been said that “if you’ve met a person with autism then you’ve met ONE person with autism.”

For this discussion you are to compare and contrast the relationship between communication and language in terms of function, means, etc. In your opinion, which do you believe to be more detrimental…a social interaction-communication impairment with intact language OR a language impairment with intact social interaction-communication? Justify your opinion and be sure to include specific terminology from the textbook chapter in your discussion.

In addition, describe what is meant by “challenging behaviors.” Give specific examples of different kinds of challenging behavior that can be associated with ASD, you’re encouraged to draw from your own experiences whenever possible and conduct some additional research on the web for valid examples of challenging behavior associated with ASD. Please provide links or citations for outside sources of information.