Learning interpersonal play skills can be an area that those on the spectrum find particularly challenging. At the same time, playing games, or engaging in fun activities can be one of the best ways to learn social skills and spark the imagination, all while having fun!
Below is a list of our favourite books and resources to help you understand how best to engage your child with autism or ASD in play.
Publishing Info:Paperback 224 pages / October 2019
With an emphasis on peer sensitivity and supportive environments, the FRIEND manual provides teachers with a wide variety of strategies to help school-aged children with social difficulties – such as attention deficit, anxiety, emotional or autism spectrum disorders – to successfully navigate social situations.
Play is increasingly recognized by neuroscientists and educators as a vital component in brain development, academic success and learning social skills. In this inspiring and useful resource, Barbara Sher provides step-by-step directions for how to use children’s natural interests at different stages of their development to help them develop a wealth of sensory motor and social skills. All the games have also been designed to provide plenty of joyful opportunities for encouraging inclusion.