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How to engage your kids with Autism during this long holiday part 1

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отредактировано 2. ноя 2023, 07:14 Раздел: Mental Health & Psychosocial Disabilities

Engaging kids with autism over long school holidays can be a rewarding and challenging experience. It's essential to create a supportive and structured environment while also allowing for flexibility and catering to their specific needs. Here are some tips to help you engage kids with autism during school holidays:

  1. Create a Visual Schedule: Many children with autism benefit from visual schedules that outline the day's activities. You can use pictures, symbols, or written words to help them understand and anticipate the daily routine.
  2. Plan Activities Based on Their Interests: Identify the child's interests and plan activities around them. Whether it's art, music, nature, or a specific hobby, tailor your plans to their preferences.
  3. Sensory-Friendly Activities: Many children with autism have sensory sensitivities. Be mindful of the sensory environment and provide sensory-friendly activities like sensory bins, tactile play, or calming activities like listening to music or white noise.
  4. Structured Playtime: Structured playtime can be beneficial for children with autism. Set clear guidelines for play and engage in activities that promote learning and social skills.
  5. Outdoor Exploration: Nature outings, walks in the park, or trips to the beach can be enjoyable and provide sensory stimulation for kids with autism. Ensure safety and be prepared for any sensory sensitivities they may have.


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  • Enhance engagement for children with autism during holidays by incorporating social skills games, quiet spaces, cooking or baking activities, art and craft projects, virtual outings, music therapy, and routine outings. These diverse activities cater to their unique needs, fostering a positive and stimulating holiday experience. This are points to expound on your thoughts.