Children with autism sometimes struggle with using glue because they cannot tolerate the sensation of stickiness. Stickers are a great alternate to help them do crafts and other activities without the sticky sensation. Here is an idea for helping children learn the value of numbers using stickers.
All you need is a bunch of stickers. . . . → Read More: Number Concept with Stickers
I have a son who loves cars and trains, and this activity is great for such children. Tell your child that you are going to draw tracks for him to move his train on (or roads for a car). Then, encourage your child to move the car or train along the line you have drawn.
. . . → Read More: Pre-Writing: Trains and Tracks
The first concept that children learn in colors, is that colors are different from each other. Sorting colors is a skill that needs to develop before children start learning to name them. It’s the same with children with Autism. Instead of starting by teaching them “This is Red”, start by teaching them to sort colors.
. . . → Read More: Color Sorting – Baskets and Toys
Every one knows play dough is fun. But is it therapeutic? Can playdough be used to teach skills to children with Autism? The answer is “Yes”! This colored squishy substance, does not just provide your child with opportunities to explore their creativity, but is also an important medium by which you can address various needs . . . → Read More: Fun with hands: Autism skills using Play dough
Help your child actively develop the concept of numbers. This activity is simple and easy to perform especially as children learn and understand the value of numbers.
Tray with compartments (e.g. an egg tray) Items to place (beads, coins) of the same color Cards with numbers marked
1. Cut the . . . → Read More: Math for Autism: Count & Place
Help your child develop number concept. This activity is great for a child with autism because it is short and structured.
Picture cards with dots
Blocks/cards with numbers
Print this, stick on card and cut out.
Place the number cards on a table . . . → Read More: Dots and Numbers
Paper mâché can be used to provide sensory input to a child with autism. The process of tearing paper, making paste out of glue and water and mixing the torn bits of paper into the paste helps the child experience varieties of sensations. Thus the activity can be fun as well as therapeutic for the . . . → Read More: Paper Mache as a Sensory Activity for Autism
Emotions are one of the things children with autism find very difficult to communicate. Here’s an idea to get your toddler or young child with autism to learn to define their emotions.
Use Emotion words frequently– some words you can start with are mad, happy, sad and angry. Every time the child is going through . . . → Read More: Teaching Children with Autism about Emotions:
A sensory activity that you can use for a child with Autism . . . → Read More: Crushed Paper Sensory Activity
Here’s an idea that I came up with while working with a child with PDD, and maybe you could use it too. As we know children with autism love routines and schedules and work so much better when they have a clear idea of what’s going to happen next. Schedules can be visual like a . . . → Read More: Visual Schedules: The “What’s Next” Booklet