Katerina Vitásková, Alena Říhová


The impairment of nonverbal communication in people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is a differential-diagnostic criterion that predicts their development and, at the same time, it serves as a striking determinant of their socialization. In this paper, we focus on the analysis of nonverbal forms of communication in a group of individuals diagnosed with ASD. The presented conclusions are partial results of the specifi c research grant (IGA PdF_2012_021, researcher: Kateřina Vitásková).

Keywords: autism spectrum disorders, impaired communication ability, nonverbal communication, speech therapist, logopaedic intervention.


autism spectrum disorders; communication; impaired communication; logopaedic intervention; speech therapist;

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