Monday, August 29, 2011

Games for Children with Autism

Whiz Kid Games is a British resource of repetitive, well-paced and language-based games designed for kids with autism, but adaptable to other populations of students.  Games such as "A Day at the Market" teach about scripting, sequencing, and schema, as well as being a context for vocabulary and sentence development.

I have often found resources such as Whiz Kid Games to be great pairings with activities designed to build play scripts and interaction.  For example, A Day at the Market could be a great precursor to playing "store," and "Eric Goes to the Airport" would be a great activity before playing with the Fisher-Price Little People Airport or similar toy set.

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