The objectives of this session are:
- To develop an understanding of the social differences associated with the autism spectrum.
- To understand how the development of play skills underpins successful social interaction.
- To explore practical strategies that aid the development of play and social skills.
Parents learn how to use everyday materials (such as mirrors), toys and games that can be used to foster and encourage social interaction in their children. Parents are taught to try and enter their child’s world of interests, instead of trying to quash those behaviours. This develops opportunities for genuine interaction with their child.