5 Tips To Promote Play For Children With Autism

Creative and imaginative play is one of the most complex forms of play and an area where children on the autism spectrum can struggle. In this short video:

  • I define creative and imaginative play.
  • Explain why it is important.
  • Teach 5 simple activities to help children with autism improve in creative and imaginative play that you can implement today!

Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning.

Mr. Rogers

5 Tips to Promote Creative and Imaginative Play

  1. Meet them where they are.
  2. Provide open-ended toys.
  3. Provide a variety of objects that can be used symbolically as something else.
  4. Role Play
  5. Silly Stories

Creative and Imaginative Play Activities For Autistic Kids That Improve Speech

For more information read the article above originally posted on Speech Blubs.

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Amy Nielsen

Amy Nielsen is a former children's librarian of nearly twenty years. She now spends most of her time obsessively pounding on a keyboard. She is the author of It Takes a Village: How to Build a Support System for Your Exceptional Needs Family, Goldilocks and the Three Bears: Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder. Her upcoming YA Worth it debuts in May of 2024. She is also a freelance writer for The Autism Helper. When she's not writing, she and her family are most likely crusing the waters of Tampa Bay.