Category: Attention Span

What is interactive attention span?

By Becky Damgaard, Son-Rise Program® Senior Teacher Simply put, Interactive Attention Span is our children being able to be present with another person for a period of time (they could be watching us, smiling at us, participating with us, etc). Our children’s interactive attention spans can vary from just a few seconds, to a few…
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Five helpful tips for CREATIVITY!!!

Article by: Kim Korpady Son-Rise Program®Team Trainer & Professional Training Coordinator In The Son-Rise Program® we see creativity as a key piece in helping form a deep connection to our children on the Autism Spectrum. Oftentimes we hear from parents around the World … “I’m just not creative.” But the thing is … WE ACTUALLY…
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Motivation is the key to all social interactions

Article by: Camila Titone Son-Rise Program® Teacher Senior Son-Rise Program® Child Facilitator This morning I was in the Son-Rise Program® playroom, here at the Autism Treatment Center of America® with our very sweet five year old friend. He had very fine, long, blonde hair and he loved to move his head around and watch his own hair hit his…
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Simple games to introduce to your child with Autism

If you are searching for the perfect game idea then look no further. This article will give you ideas for how to turn easy household objects in to interactive play back and forth with your child. There’s no need to spend lots of money on new toys or put valuable hours into creating something elaborate!…
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The Banana Phone

A new video in the series Games4Socialization™ Part of helping our children on the autism spectrum grow their attention span and eye contact is for us to grow our ability to be entertaining. The more playful and entertaining we are the more likely they will want to look at us and engage with us. Click…
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Games Games Games!

Hello Everyone, The Autism Treatment Center of America brings you some more creative game ideas that you can take into your Son-Rise Program playrooms and inspire your children to: Want to look at youWant to talk to youWant to engage and play with you. Just click on the video below.

Guilia

This is Giulia- isn’t she lovely!!! Giulia is another gentle soul with Autism I met on on my travels in Argentina. I was lucky enough to do A Son-Rise Program Outreach with her and her Mom Xexa. Not only does Xexa run a full time Son-Rise Program for her daughter which is bursting at the…
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How do I know what my child is motivated for?

FROM BECKY: This is such an important question if you have a child with autism. In fact, if you have a child that you want to support and teach, MOTIVATION is the number one learning tool that you can use to help them. There are few forces more powerful than a motivated child or adult.…
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Games Games Games!

Hello! The Autism Treatment Center of America brings you another prop idea that you can take into your Son-Rise Program playroom with your child on the Autism Spectrum. I have just got back form the Autism One conference, where we, The Son-Rise Program, provided child care for children on the autism spectrum so that their…
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Hello Everyone, The Autism Treatment Center of America brings you another theme idea to bring into your Son-Rise Program playrooms. These games all center around one huge cardboard box, and are designed to help your children with their imagination skills, and expressive language. Imagination play is a great tool to increase your child’s expressive language…
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