Research suggests that preschool autistic children do not develop play in the same way as a normally developing youngster.
Autism is a disorder affecting the brain- some of the symptoms of autism are:
Imagination and Interaction deficits.
To begin understanding autism play, we first should look at what is meant by playâ€¦
Play is spontaneous
Play is imaginative
Play should be fun and enjoyable
Play involves an active role by the person playing
Play can be solitary or with another person
Play has various stages…
Sensory stimulation a baby stimulated and attracted for example to a cot mobile or baby gym.
Exploratory play a youngster playing with Lego, or a cardboard box even. This is how a child begins interacting with their environment. With autistic children this inquisitiveness is missing.
Physical play this includes actually touching others for example, rough and tumble, football and interactive pretend play.
Social play this includes wanting to play with other children, for example on the playground, at the park etc.
Pretend play Make believe play, all normally developing children will engage in pretend play, this is part of development.
Play is a natural process a normally developing child goes through. It helps them explore their thoughts, feelings and interact with their peers and their environment.
What every parent should know about the medication we give our children
What is safe and what is not!
Plus when to call the Doctor and important question YOU OUGHT TO ASK
Plus a section on Natural Remedies
PLUS – Grab Your Exclusive “Fun Package” Offer
The “Fun Package” includes:
32 Ways To Keep Your Kids Busy
101 Craft Project Ideas
Part Games For Kids of ALL Ages (including Adults)
Fun Arts and Crafts For ALL Children
Gift Basket Ideas – but not necessarily in a Basket!!
“The Healthy Eating Guide”
Advice and Top Tips
What is Good for YOU and what is NOT?
This Guide can be YOURS FREE with any Download of social stories for autism and diet at: