By Julia Moor - Second Edition
This book is a wonderful mixture of play ideas and practical help for Parents and carers. It shows how to break down activities into manageable stages, and looks at ways to gain a child's attention and motivation and to build on small achievements. The ideas are useful both for toddlers and primary age children who are still struggling with play.
Parents of young children newly diagnosed as on the autism spectrum are often at a loss for ideas about how best to help their child. They feel dismayed and 'shut out' by their child and are often also having to grapple with language and behaviour problems. In this book, the use of case studies illustrates how problems of ritual and obsession can be used and redirected positively and shows how to structure play activities and overcome communication barriers by using picture cards. There are also chapters on introducing reading and making the most of television.