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How to get spontaneous eye contact when your child has autism

A great way to get your child to look at you on their own is by providing sensory input. Most children like swinging, tickles, spinning, or squeezing; use this as the reward for making eye contact. Make sure you’re within close proximity and begin with a couple of freebies, then stop. Wait for them toContinue reading “How to get spontaneous eye contact when your child has autism”

Food Prep

Don’t forget to include your child in the preparation process for dinner. This is a great opportunity for bonding and working on life skills. Give them their own bowl to work with. Mashing potatoes will help work on: Gross and fine motor skills Hand-eye coordination Following instructions Language Have fun cooking!!

Boys and Dolls

Let’s discuss boys and baby dolls. Culturally, we are taught that only girls play with dolls, but boys can play with dolls too! Role play helps to problem solve while working through scenarios. You can also observe the child’s capabilities of the skill during play. If your son is a picky eater, play with babyContinue reading “Boys and Dolls”

Hand Puppets

Encourage language by singing songs that are repetitive. Old MacDonald is my go-to song!! These hand puppets will also help with motor and social skills. Here are some ways to target each skill: Language : Have your kiddo identify and label each animal. Have them imitate animal sounds. Leave phrases out while singing and haveContinue reading “Hand Puppets”

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