Category: Eye Contact

Eye Contact

FROM BECKY: Here at The Son-Rise Program, one of the main things we focus on is helping our children to look at us more. Here are 20 different things you can say when celebrating your child with autism’s eye contact. 1) Thank you for looking at me! 2) That was a great look! 3) I love those…
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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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Creating & Sustaining Interactions with Your Child to Help Them to Become More Social

Autism is a social relational disorder. Creating and sustaining interactions with our children is a core factor in helping them become more social. What is an interaction? Well, an interaction could be anything from a tickle, to a board game, from you singing a song, to a conversation, from reading together, to wiping up a…
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My Child Likes to Draw!

FROM BECKY: We have a beautiful four year old boy here at The Autism Treatment Center of America this week. His amazing family have come all the way from Vancouver, Canada to do an intensive program. This morning, I had the pleasure of observing this boy’s Father playing with him in The Son-Rise Program playroom.…
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The Staring Ism!

FROM BECKY: Your child looks at you….you try celebrating them. They keep looking……you make something fun happen. They continue to stay fixed on your eyes…..you play a game……they stare right back…..you invite them to participate and they don’t respond…… BUT…… THEY ARE STILL LOOKING! WHAT DO YOU DO? Maybe your child has a STARING ISM!…
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Build Build Build!

FROM BECKY: I was working in The Son-Rise Program playroom this morning with a beautiful 7 year old child with autism. For most of the two hours that I played with him, he was exclusive, doing his own thing, circuiting around the room, sitting on the therapy ball, lying on the floor and staring at…
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From Bears: Autism is Curable!

Autism is curable. Autism is curable. Autism is curable. I always wonder why some people get indigestion when we say what we know. Rather than believe in what can’t be done, we can choose to believe in what can be done. Nay-sayers never change the world. The past doesn’t predict the future unless you believe…
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Eye Contact

Hello Everyone! This weeks video blog talks about how we can encourage our children to look at us without directly requesting them to. What can we do be make ourselves more interesting and compelling for our children to want to look at us. Click on the video below to find out. Much love to all…
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Eye Contact!

FROM BECKY: Here at The Son-Rise Program, one of the main things we focus on is helping our children to look at us more. Here are 20 different things you can say when celebrating your child with autism’s eye contact. 1) Thank you for looking at me! 2) That was a great look! 3) I…
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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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