Even after they have learned to talk, children ages 3-7 with high-functioning autism or social difficulties face special communication challenges. To have real “talkability”, children have to understand the meaning behind the words by tuning in to the thoughts and feelings of other people. TalkAbility offers a wealth of practical strategies that parents can build into their child's everyday life. These strategies help children gain both the social and special language abilities for successful conversations and friendships.
TalkAbility contains a wealth of valuable material for parents and caregivers of young children who may have a diagnosis on the autistic spectrum or simply have social difficulties. Beautifully written, clear and immediately usable, there are few books that parents will find as accessible and full of useful tips as this one.
— Simon Baron-Cohen, Ph.D.
Director, Autism Research Centre
Professor of Developmental Psychopathology, University of Cambridge