Teachers, educational psychologists, early years SENCOs and parents.
Training Materials and Additional Teaching Supports
- Annotated PowerPoint Slides
- Useful Websites and Resources
It is a good idea before showing this slide to ask colleagues to consider typically developing play, and then compare with their experiences of play in children with ASD. Talk through this list which identifies the key characteristics of play in children with ASD. It is repetitive – they tend to repeat the same actions over and over again; sensory – focusing mostly on the sensory stage of development, ie. mouthing, banging things together, hitting objects, waving toys and watching; isolated – children with ASD often spend time alone and frequently separate themselves from peers; purposeless – this characteristic should come with a ‘warning’ – the play ...