How To Teach Joint Attention in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders!

How To Teach Joint Attention in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders!

We all know that the lack of joint attention is a huge issue for children on the autism spectrum. If we can’t get a child’s attention, they don’t engage with us. If we can’t get a child’s attention, we can’t show them what we want them to learn. If we can’t get a child’s attention, they will miss out on social interactions, language development, and many other skill developments that they need to be successful both in school and in life.

What can we do?

I recently went to an Early Childhood program for students with disabilities who were being included in a typical early childhood classroom. One of the many strategies I saw that day was a very simple, yet powerful strategy to teach joint attention!

Take a look!

I shared other ways in the video that this strategy could be used and now I’d like to hear from you! Try the examples I gave or come up with other ways and share with me!

I know that several of you who were winners in our giveaway have already received your copy of Scripting with Idioms! For those of you living outside the US, your copies may take as long as the end of October and into November so please be patient!

As you begin to look through and use the book, I am selfishly hoping that you will share your experiences with me here on the site! If you are motivated to do that….

Please Do!!!

You take care and I’ll see you next time!

Carla

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