Review of Foreign Approaches to Development of Communication in Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders



The article presents a generalized overview of international approaches to the evaluation and formation of communication in children with autism spectrum disor ders (ASD). Described radicals communication disorders in children with ASD. Analyzed foreign approaches (Communication system for the exchange of images (PECS) Lori Frost and Andrew Bondy; options piktogramme6ideogrammic communication (bliss6symbolism, Loeb system), a system of sign language; Program in Applied verbal behavior; a Method of facilitating communication (FC) and others) used for the development of communication in children with ASD and donditions underlying these approaches. Examined differences in focus for the development of communication in children with ASD in domestic and foreign schools. The main conditions for the development of communication in children with ASD described in the framework of cultural historical psychology and activity approach, ensuring the inclusion of children with ASD in education.

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Keywords: autism, communication, diagnostics, development

Journal rubric: Medical Psychology

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Soldatenkova E.N. Review of Foreign Approaches to Development of Communication in Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2014. Vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 52–64. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Elena N. Soldatenkova, psychologist of the School and Preschool Department of the Federal Resource Center for the Organization of Comprehensive Support for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Post-graduate student of the Department of Developmental Psychology named after L.F. Obukhova, Faculty of Educational Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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