Typing helps boy with autism communicate, write poetry

Learning to type has helped this autistic child communicate – and express himself through poetry. Visit Healing Thresholds’ Facebook page to read one of Jamie’s poems.

Jamie Ponsoby, now 13, was diagnosed with autism at 2 1/2. His speech gradually disappeared and he had difficulty with sign language. His mom read about a person who found it easier to communicate by typing rather than talking and decided to teach Jamie to type. Now being able to communicate, Jamie has proven to his family that he is aware, has a sense of humor, has above-average emotional skills, and has a gift for poetry.

via News: Typing Helps a Boy with Autism Communicate | Healing Thresholds Autism Therapy.