Early Intervention: Essential Things to Know About Play
February 16, 2021 –
Teachers and therapists rely on play as a means for delivering instruction and intervention. Yet oftentimes, it is difficult to engage young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in play. Play is difficult for children with ASD. In this presentation, the importance of play for the development of language, cognitive, and social skills will be presented. Developmental play sequences will be explained. Tips for selecting toys that maximize goal attainment will be shared. Instructional strategies for teaching within play will be explained.
- Participants will identify the main stages of play development.
- Participants will list three characteristics of toys that enhance the ability to target treatment goals.
- Participants will list three evidence-based strategies that can be used when teaching in the context of play.
Contact Name : Hanah Tanenholtz
Contact Email : CARDOutreachandTraining@KennedyKrieger.org.