The biggest challenge facing children with autism spectrum disorder is social communication. Eye contact, language, attention span, nonverbal communication and social flexibility are just a few of the skills needed to succeed in the social world. As your child grows, these challenges turn into real pitfalls. When you play with your child you increase their ability to have an extended social interaction. When your child's ability to interact increases so to does their ability to make relationships and learn. Time spent playing with your child now, means clearer more effective social communication later. This isn't rocket science, just common sense. You can affect change for your child right now simply by playing with them.
To learn from others we must look at other people's faces.
Roughly 75% of clear communication is NON-verbal, words alone don't get it done. Gestures and imitation are crucial to succeeding in relationships and learning.
Learning in a play setting allows your child to “pick up” language in a fun context and use it spontaneously, giving it more meaning and value.
The foundation for all social growth is a strong interactive attention span. This alone can change your child's life experience for the better!
Play is, has and always will be the main way in which we learn to be social beings. In order to do this we have to be internally motivated to seek out interaction.
Clear simple instructional videos that will help you teach your child, while also deepening your relationship with them.
Watch the video lessons and implement what you've learned immediately.
Attend the monthly Q&A's with founder of Play.Connect.Grow. and play therapy specialist, Aaron DeLand.