Category: Attention Span

Initiating and Building Up a Game With Your Child

FROM BECKY: I want to talk a little bit about initiating and building up a game for your child with Autism. The way I view this is similar to the way I cook. I’m the kind of person who likes to throw a little bit of this and a little bit of that in as…
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Building Interaction

From Kate Wilde: Our children on the autism spectrum give us signs that they are ready to interact with us – here at The Autism Treatment Center of America we call them “Green lights of Interaction.” They are when your child looks into your eyes, or speaks to you or has physical contact with you,…
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Games With Simple Rules

From Kate Wilde: Hello! “Plays games and activities that have simple rules and structure.” This is a stage three flexibility goal in The Son-Rise Program developmental model. Below is a video suggesting great starter games to help your child achieve this goal.

Balloons Away!

Good morning Great Son-Rise Program Parents! More games ideas from The Autism Treatment Center of America. For all of us who work regularly with the same child, it is useful to get real creative with the toys that we bring into the playroom. It is not about going out to buy new toys, but thinking…
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A Snap Shot From A Son-Rise Program Playroom

From Kate Wilde: A tiny three year old boy in the smallest pair of jeans stares with a blank expression on his face at a wall. His hands lightly touching the back of his jeans. So still and silent as he stares at the wall. Beside him a Son-Rise Program facilitator stares at the wall…
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Games Games Games!

Good Morning! This video blog marks the first for 2011. The game is designed to encourage our children on the Autism Spectrum to want to interact with us in a variety of different ways. Sometimes our children can limit the way they interact with us to getting squeezes, tickles and rides. This game will encourage…
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Games Games Games!

Good Morning! This weeks game from the Autism Treatment Center of America is called – “Worldly Travels”.It is designed with many components under the umbrella of one game- this adds variety and helps your child to want to attend for longer than they normally would. Enjoy playing this game with your child!

Games Games Games!

Hello!This Friday The Autism Treatment Center of America brings to your home another set of creative ideas you can bring into your Son-Rise Program playrooms to help your autistic child lengthen their interactive attention span. Just click on the video below to see what games you can do with the hats you already have in…
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Deepening The Interaction

From Kate Wilde: This weeks video blogs talks about two concepts – “moving away” and “anticipation” and how you can use these within a game already in progress to encourage your child to lengthen their eye contact and deepen their interaction and connection within the game. Enjoy your children and all they offer you this…
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Brooms Away!

Happy Friday – May it be filled with much love, laughter and games. This week The Autism Treatment Center of America brings you games you can play with a broom. Click on the video below to see some fun and silly games to encourage your child to want to play with you, talk to you…
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