Turn-taking is a skill that plays an important role in social success. Often children with autism struggle with the concept of taking turns and sharing toys, leading to difficulties when playing with peers and friends. However, we can use a variety of interactive games for teaching turn taking to children with autism. Some tips before […]
Imitation is considered a fundamental skill for social development, since it allows children to learn rapidly and effectively by simply watching those around them. Many skills related to early childhood are acquired unconsciously just by witnessing parents, siblings and peers demonstrating them.
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often have mental health problems that are related to their challenges in recognizing and interpreting emotions or their difficulties in controlling and reacting to emotions. Therefore, teaching emotions to children with autism and implementing interventions to enhance their emotional skills has the potential to improve children’s mental health and quality of life. […]
Joint attention or shared attention is the shared focus of two individuals on an object. It is observed when one individual diverts the attention of the other to an object by eye-gaze, pointing, gesture, sound or verbal indication. It is usually developed long before children are able to express their wills, both verbally or by any […]
Raising a child with autism makes tremendous demands on mothers and the family and no one knows this better than Solveig Ellefsen! What’s Wrong With My Child? And What’s Wrong With Us? Her 2.5-year-old son Nils, as yet undiagnosed but displaying many of the classic symptoms of the condition, changed her life completely. Solveig, a […]
Many individuals on the autism spectrum may require special support for practicing and gaining confidence in a variety of social skills such as greeting, understanding non-verbal cues as well maintaining a conversation. QTrobot curriculum for teaching social skills is an step by step curriculum designed to facilitate teaching a broad range of social skills to […]