25 Jan '12, 10am

Talking things through in your head may help autism

Talking things through in your head may help autism

Teaching children with autism to 'talk things through' in their heads may help them solve tricky day-to-day tasks and could increase the chances of them living independent lives when they grow up, British scientists said on Wednesday. -- ST PHOTO: MOHD KHALID BABA LONDON (REUTERS) - Teaching children with autism to 'talk things through' in their heads may help them solve tricky day-to-day tasks and could increase the chances of them living independent lives when they grow up, British scientists said on Wednesday. Psychologists who studied adults with autism found that the mechanism for using 'inner speech', or talking things through in your head is intact, but they don't always use it in the same way as typically developing people do. The researchers found that the tendency to 'think in words' is also strongly linked to the extent of a person's communication skills, which ...

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