A sample text widget

Etiam pulvinar consectetur dolor sed malesuada. Ut convallis euismod dolor nec pretium. Nunc ut tristique massa.

Nam sodales mi vitae dolor ullamcorper et vulputate enim accumsan. Morbi orci magna, tincidunt vitae molestie nec, molestie at mi. Nulla nulla lorem, suscipit in posuere in, interdum non magna.

Number Concept with Stickers

DSCF0292

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

Pre-Writing: Trains and Tracks

DSCF0290

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

Color Sorting – Baskets and Toys

DSCF0280

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

Fun with hands: Autism skills using Play dough

playdough

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

Math for Autism: Count & Place

IMG_9853 copy

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.

Materials required:

Tray with compartments (e.g. an egg tray) Items to place (beads, coins) of the same color Cards with numbers marked

 

Instructions:

1. Cut the . . . → Read More: Math for Autism: Count & Place

Dots and Numbers

MC900446248

Help your child develop number concept. This activity is great for a child with autism because it is short and structured.

 

Materials required:

Picture cards with dots

Blocks/cards with numbers

Print this, stick on card and cut out.

Instructions:

Place the number cards on a table . . . → Read More: Dots and Numbers

Paper Mache as a Sensory Activity for Autism

paper_mache_bowl

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

Teaching Children with Autism about Emotions:

Teaching children with autism about emotions

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:

Crushed Paper Sensory Activity

crushed-paper-3-1024x768

A sensory activity that you can use for a child with Autism . . . → Read More: Crushed Paper Sensory Activity

Visual Schedules: The “What’s Next” Booklet

mini-DSCF9331

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