Journal of Research on Language Education
Vol 2, No 1 (2021)

AN ANALYSIS OF VERBAL AND NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION IN AUTISTIC CHILDREN

Weny Anita Febriantini (Unknown)
Rahima Fitriati (Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang)
Lulud Oktaviani (Universitas Teknokrat Indonesia)



Article Info

Publish Date
30 Jan 2021

Abstract

Autism is a developmental disorder characterized by difficulties with social interaction and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior.  Autistic is a person affected by autism. The level of autism of each individual is varied. It can range from mild to severe. Due to this condition, the person shares some symptoms of the difficulties with social interaction. To make them involved in social interaction, it needs special effort to make them be able to speech or communicate first. For this reason, there should be the use of the combination between verbal and non-verbal communication. Thus, this study attempted to investigate the process of using both kinds of communication in teaching children with autism since children are easier to be threated than adults. To make the distinct result, the participants were from different level of autism. Then, based on the observation and interview, the findings showed that the verbal and non-verbal communication used by the therapist in teaching the autistic children can enhance their social interaction and communication skills.

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Journal Info

Abbrev

JoRLE

Publisher

Subject

Humanities Education Languange, Linguistic, Communication & Media

Description

Journal of Research on Language Education (E-ISSN: 2723-5092) is a peer-reviewed journal published in Indonesia by the Faculty of Arts and Education, Universitas Teknokrat Indonesia. This journal aims to facilitate and promote the dissemination of scholarly information on research and development in ...