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Teaching Play Skills to Children with Autism Using Visually Structured Tasks
Teaching Exceptional Children
  • Patricia K. Hampshire, Boise State University
  • Jack J. Hourcade, Boise State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2014
Abstract
Young students with autism typically exhibit lower levels of play behaviors than their typical peers. These play behaviors may be idiosyncratic and/or unusual (e.g., stereotyped or inappropriately repetitive), further inhibiting the possibilities for successful social interactions with classmates. Learners with autism can be systematically taught appropriate toy play behaviors that can then lead to enhanced social opportunities for these students. In this paper, we discuss how teachers can develop and implement systematic instructional strategies incorporating visual structuring to elicit more successful play behaviors in these students.
Citation Information
Patricia K. Hampshire and Jack J. Hourcade. "Teaching Play Skills to Children with Autism Using Visually Structured Tasks" Teaching Exceptional Children (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jack_hourcade/58/