Autism Therapy is a broad category and can encompass any or all of the techniques described on this website.
Pragmatic Language Therapy addresses the weakness that is an essential feature of autism: social communication. People with Pragmatic Language Disorders often ignore subtle messages that accompany speech such as facial expressions, tone of voice, and body language. They therefore interpret messages literally, attending only to the words.
Children on the autism spectrum tend to have trouble in this area.
I am a practiced specialist in this area of communication. I trained for years with the Alpine Learning Group in New Jersey. This group is featured in the seminal book Let Me Hear Your Voice: A Family’s Triumph Over Autism by Catherine Maurice. I also trained extensively with the well known Margery Rappaport, the author of numerous research articles and the go-to resource within the Pragmatics of Communication community.