How to help your child on the autism spectrum from overpowering and controlling a younger sibling!
This quick video lays out 3 pieces of advice for this common question. Listen to the video for a detailed explanation on these 3 steps:
1. Remember to structure the play for your child: Setting up rules, how to play, turn taking etc (Pick 2 or 3 behaviors you want to work on with your child and make that part of the playtime structure).
2. Keep things visual: Kids on the autism spectrum really need the visual prompting. Put the rules, instructions and schedules up on a board. If they are too young to read, use pictures!
3. Make it fun!: Earning stars for following rules at the end of the play time.
Deb Pontillo, Ph.D.
Director, San Diego Kids First