Tag: adaptive skills

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…

Food Play

Who has a picky eater?! Then it’s time to play with food!! Use exposure therapy to get little ones familiar with new items. The more they see the item, the more likely they are to try it. This isn’t going to happen over night….

Table Time

A common concern most parents have is for their child to sit and eat at the table. Since eating isn’t a favorite for most children with autism, sitting at the table won’t be either. The first thing that needs to be done is to…

Autism & Montessori: Learning to spoon feed

In the practical life section, there are many activities that involve transferring objects with utensils. These are great tasks to help if your toddler has trouble feeding him/herself. If you think about it, how often do they get to use the spoon? Average, 3…