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 lives in Orlando, Florida. She is the proud mother of four children ranging in age from 5-33! She and her husband, Brent enjoy sports and traveling. Amy is a former teacher with nearly 20 years of experience, a freelance writer, and a special needs advocate. Her mission is to help educate and empower families of children with disabilities to focus on their child's interests and strengths.