Why Scripting is Important for Autistics

And how people of all neurotypes use scripting

Many children of all neurotypes use imaginary play, role-playing, and other forms of scripting to work through real-life feelings and experiences.

Everyone uses turns of phrase, mannerisms, and expressions they’ve learned from popular media or from interacting with other people.

These are important ways for people to process their feelings and experiences, and to communicate them to others.

Scripting can be an important way for people to connect, share interests, and interact.

If you care about an autistic person, listen to them, in whatever way they prefer to communicate.

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Published by Neurodiversity MB

Jillian has Child and Youth Work diploma as well as a BA in Psychology. Jillian worked on the front lines of Social Services agencies from 2003 - 2012. Jillian has taken numerous continuing education courses and has attended various workshops focused on supporting neurodiverse children, in particular children with ADHD.

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