Understanding one’s need for social inclusion is something I am familiar with from my own life. But I feel like there is a added level of complexity when there is a barrier towards communication. I am the type of person that finds alternative communication methods to be something of a fascination. Therefore, I personally take the time to get to know the person and how they communicate. Recognizing this however children don’t always have the same patients for this kind of thing and thus I am intrigued by the notion of how to include my nonverbal peers into social activities.
Does anyone have experience including people in nonverbal communication needs into mainstream culture especially when it pertains to children? Your knowledge or ideas are greatly appreciated?