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This article is a fitting follow up to the previous article regarding facial expressions of children with Asperger’s. In this article, Pat Crissey, a leader in the field of autism describes the importance of first learning how to read facial expressions and then teaching children what these expressions mean. The article breaks down the process into manageable steps.  There are more than 3,000 meaningful facial expressions so this is no simple task for anyone, let alone for a child on the spectrum.

Enjoy,

Cathi Cohen, LCSW, CGP

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Frequently, children with Asperger’s Syndrome exhibit a flatness in their affect. Their faces and voices take on an almost robotic kind of expression.  This makes it very difficult for others to understand what is being communicated.  Even feelings of happiness which are typically understood through smiles and laughter may be limited in a child with High Functioning Autism.  Parents can help by demonstrating visual and verbal cues and prompting for their child with Asperger’s.  Facial and verbal expressions are forms of communication essential to interpersonal relationships.

This article offers help in teaching your child to read social signals.

Enjoy,

Cathi Cohen, LCSW, CGP

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