Your interests, my interests : a visual guide to playing and hanging out for children on the autism spectrum / Joel Shaul.
By: Shaul, Joel.Publisher: London ; Philadelphia, PA : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2020Description: 111 pages : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781785926501.Subject(s): AUTISM | CHILDREN | FRIENDSHIPS | PLAY | SOCIAL SKILLS | VISUAL LEARNING | JUVENILE LITERATUREGenre/Form: Juvenile works.
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Introduction. - Part 1: Jeff, the Dragons in His Head and the Kids at School. - Things to enjoy doing with other kids at school.- The talk together two-person worksheet. - Part 2: Sara and the Day that Keeps Changing. - The play together two-person worksheet. - Part 3: Ana, Her Screens and Her Family. - What do toy love ahout screens? - How much are screens eating your time? - The family and relative interest app. - Plan how you might hang out and play with others. - Part 4: Rob and the Mystery of What His Family Likes. - Help Rob to join in activities with his family. - Practice talking with family and relatives. - Family members and what they like to do. - Things I can do with family and relatives. - Part 5: Jon and the Visitor. - When someone comes over - things to do indoors. - When someone comes over _ things to do outdoors. - Part 6: Alan and Growing Up So Fast. - Help Alan to find more 'big kid" activities. - Help yourself> Do you need to learn more play activities that are better for older kids? - Part 7: When Hanging Out and Playing is Hard. - When playing is hard - a checklist. - Hard things when someone comes over and things that can help. - Hard things when I visit friends and things that can help. - Part 8: Help 32 People to Play and Hang Out! - Part 9: More Activities, Games and Extension Activitiesl. - The play and hanging out challenge game. - Words to ask, Suggest or invite. - Avoid leaving negative "memory files" in other people's minds. - Leaving good "memory files" in other people's minds.
When you're all by yourself, you can (nearly) do anything you want, but when you're playing with other people, they might want to do something different. The more you know what they like, the more fun can be had playing!
"[This book] is designed to help isolated and socially challenged children to develop motivation, knowledge and strategies for playing and hanging out. Children with constrained notions of play will find hundreds of ideas about what other people consider fun and how people can enjoy each other's company." - PREFACE
Children on the autism spectrum can find playing with other children difficult and they may be highly focused in their interests. This colourful and interactive visual guide will help these children learn how to establish common interests with friends and classmates, or family members at home, and use this knowledge to improve their play.
With six chapters showing examples of young people trying to get better at hanging out together, before giving problem-solving exercises and activities to help refine this information, this book is perfect for an adult and child to go through to develop their ability to play.