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Helping Kids on the Spectrum Read Facial Expressions

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.


Cathi Cohen, LCSW, CGP

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