Helping Children with Autism to Mand

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Autism Live host Shannon Penrod shares suggestions getting children to ?mand?. Manding is when a child requests something using gesture, sound, sign or iconic communication. Manding is something we want to encourage in children with Autism. It builds their functional communication skills and will help to reduce challenging behavior.

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