For some people with autism, speech is no more detectible than background noise, like the sound of a passing train.
Around half of Australians living with autism have trouble communicating
They often use augmented and alternative communication devices
New research is aiming to educate supporters in the use of the devices
Communicating with people who are non-verbal or minimally verbal can be very difficult, but new research being conducted at Murdoch University's Cognition in Autism lab is reshaping the communications space.