We have done both with my son since he was 2.5 (SALT) and 4 (ABA) and they were both helpful. A speech therapist can help you look at ways to help your son communicate using pictures etc. Also are you waiting for an ASD formal diagnosis? If not then please speak to your GP or health visitor to get that in progress. There is lots of good advice on these boards too.
Thank you everyone for all of ur suggestion and information.
He does not copy. Was thinking to do PECS but probably he will take from me and put in his mouth or throw or put in his dish. As he is not verbal or doesn't understand instruction. Don't know how I can help him to talk and communication.
I have got another 3 month baby and economically not strong. But want to do something good for my little boy. DO anyone have any idea I can manage ABA with supervision as it is very expensive.
Another thing need to mention we are very isolated family in the UK. No friend or family, so no interaction with anyone except I take my son to local Children center and sending nursery for 2 hrs for 3 days from this month.
dO anyone have any idea I can manage ABA with supervision as it is very expensive.
check grants (cauldwell etc) and apply for DLA. if you are on a low family income and you get at least middle rate, then also your tax credits will go up. If you are not working, you will also qualify for carers allowance (£62/week).
Another thing need to mention we are very isolated family in the UK.
have you checked local support groups for parents of children with SN? ours is brilliant and also a mine of wealth when it comes about finding about support/therapy etc.
Your local childrens centre or HV should be able to signpost you.
I taught DS to copy with a drum (saucepan and spoon would work). First you copy him. (So he bangs a few times and you do the same number). Then after a while(days) try to help him copy you by holding banging first then hand over hand getting him to do it.
My DD was similar at that age but she blossomed. For her sound was a real interest/ love/ hate and nursery rhyme actions caught her eye nd introduced copying. Even helped potty train experimenting with the sound of pouring or dropping things in the potty (inc wee!)
ABA-- I don't know. I have my concerns over it since I knew of a parent whose child did ABA and I witnessed some of their sessions. ABA does work (though to be honest, if your gonna work with your child for 40 hours a week your going to see progress). Though her child got too reliant on having a one-one and couldn't cope in group situations. She now only does about 1 hour of ABA a day and takes her child to social groups, play dates etc.
The best therapist Is you, the parent, to be honest. Read about ways you can help you child...there's Pec courses, Makaton. Also go on this site: www.teachmetotalk.com for loads of held up tips to help your toddler. Two hours a week of speech therapy (or ABA) is not enough..you as the parents have to be doing it every single day, trying to include it in your daily living.