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  1. 1. The Basics of AutismSpectrum Disorders Training Series RAAC Training Committee 2012
  2. 2. Child Care Training Series Modules Module One: Autism Defined, Autism Prevalence and Primary Characteristics Module Two: Early Signs of Autism Module Three: Physical Characteristics of Autism Module Four: Cognition and Learning in Autism Module Five: Autism and Sensory Differences Module Six: Communication and Autism
  3. 3. Child Care Training Series Modules Module Seven: Behavior Challenges and Autism Module Eight: Understanding Behavior in Children with Autism Module Nine: Functional Behavior Assessment Module Ten: Autism and Play Skills to Teach Module Eleven: Safety and Autism
  4. 4. Autism and Play Skills to Teach Children with ASD may not learn play skills automatically. Skills can range from: None Limited
  5. 5. Big IdeaPlay skills need to be directlytaught.
  6. 6. Autism and Play Skills to Teach Play activities are an important part of a child’s life. Children with ASD may have limited interests. We need to teach new activities to go with their favorite activities so they have more choices and have activities to share with peers.
  7. 7. Strategies to Increase Skills Some children with ASD will prefer activities unique to their special interests. If the child has a particular interest, use that to guide play activities (i.e. Likes music – listen to music, play with musical toys; Likes food – teach a simple cooking activity). Some activities may need to be changed or adapted to be successful (i.e. a game may need to be simplified).
  8. 8. Strategies to Increase Play Skills A new activity will need to be broken down into simple steps. Each step will need to be taught separately with lots with lots of help and practice. New activities should be learned first with an adult and then with peers. Use a few clear words with visual and physical help when teaching an activity.
  9. 9. Strategies to Increase Play Skills Play activities can be done alone or as a group. Choices are important when playing.  Some children with autism tend to play with the same toy over and over.  Have several activities for the child to choose from.  Choice-making is a skill and it may need to be taught.  Have pictures of the available activities.
  10. 10. Big IdeaHelp the child with ASD choose avariety of activities so they donot get stuck doing the samething over and over again.