An Introduction to Gestalt Language Processing
Gestalt language processing is one of two ways to process and develop language.
Analytical language processing is often thought of as the usual way develop language, using words first, then building these in to sentences.
Children who use gestalt language development process language in whole “chunks” or “strings of sounds” instead of processing single words in the early stages of language development. These “chucks” are often called echolalia and are in essential part of language development for gestalt language processors.
Almost all autistic children are gestalt language processors.
In this webinar, we will explore
- Analytical versus gestalt language development
- Language development in autism, including non-speaking children.
- Supportive strategies for gestalt language processors
- Considerations for AAC