Gestalt Language Development: the ‘Other’ Natural Language Acquisition Style!

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This webinar will give you everything you need — so you will understand the basics of language development that starts with echolalia!

More and more parents and professionals are learning that echolalia is crucial to Gestalt Language Development! That makes all the difference for autistic children and others who are Gestalt Language Processors. They need us to provide the right language so they can develop natural language the gestalt way. No more compliance-based, canned language for them. They can now develop language from echolalia to self-generated grammar!

Join this growing group of caring adults — and feel confident understanding the foundation of this discussion — so you can support your child’s language development every day!

Marge Blanc has been a Speech-Language Pathologist for over 40 years, founding the Communication Development Center in order to provide specialized services to children and young adults who benefit from sensorimotor supports. After meeting her first autistic clients as an Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Marge began systematically applying the research results of Barry Prizant, Amy Wetherby, and colleagues, who discovered that the steps of gestalt language development apply to all gestalt language processors. Analyzing language samples over the years, Marge published Natural Language Acquisition on the Autism Spectrum: the Journey from Echolalia to Self-Generated Language (2012), a book that describes similarities and differences in children’s language development journeys. Marge has authored e-courses, articles, seminars, and workshops on aspects of motor speech and language development in autism. All her articles are available at her clinic’s website:

Younger siblings of children with ASD are known to be at higher risk for developing language delays. The Infancy Studies Lab at Rutgers University-Newark has created an engaging interactive acoustic experience with the aim of helping baby siblings of children with ASD develop better pre-language skills known to be important for optimal and efficient language acquisition. Watch this short video to learn more about how to participate in this exciting, innovative research study.