Many children with autism struggle with executive functioning. For these children, initiating tasks and sustaining attention, especially for non-preferred tasks, can be nearly impossible. Many children I have worked with appear to "freeze" and have trouble taking the first step (Mazefsky et al., 2013). Yet once initiated, they are often able to complete tasks or… Continue reading Getting Pupils to Maintain Attention on Non-Preferred Tasks
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Teaching Joint Attention to Children: Evidence-Informed Best Practices
What is Joint Attention? Joint attention, the ability to share attention with another person towards an object, activity or event, is a crucial skill for social development and learning. For the pupilI work with it is a crucial skill to teach. For some joint attention skills do not develop naturally and needs to be taught… Continue reading Teaching Joint Attention to Children: Evidence-Informed Best Practices
AAC Game: Shark Bite
AAC Games for Communication Our next review for a game suitable for AAC users is Shark Bite. I bought this reduced at a supermarket. Shark does does tick the boxes for being suitable for use in communication and interaction sessions. It has a surprise movement to make you jump. The game has multicoloured accessories and… Continue reading AAC Game: Shark Bite
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