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 . . . → 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 . . . → 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 . . . → 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 . . . → 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 . . . → 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 . . . → Read More: Visual Schedules: The “What’s Next” Booklet
Ideas on creating a place of quiet in busy classrooms, and small homes. Children with Autism need a little space where they are safe and undisturbed, so that they can cope with the sensory challenges they face all the time. . . . → Read More: A Place of Quiet