There are many children who are suffering from Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD. It includes various neuro-behavioral conditions, such as ADHD, Asperger’s syndrome, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Intellectual disability, and so on.
Here are a few of the activities that can help them develop their motor, language, and social skills.
Lego- It is a great way to get creative. There is no “right” or “wrong” way to build Lego. It has less chance of frustration and distract them from anxiety and spend some time building.
This game is so popular among children that it has a movie called The Lego Movie (2014). It is an animated film that revolves around the Minifigures.
Feelmo Speaking Cards- For these children, managing emotions and feelings are difficult. To teach these things, these cards are a good way as it helps to teach emotions, feeling, learning to identify and express them.
It consists of 36 cards and is suitable for age 4+. The suggestion includes:
First, Speaking Cards reveal all the cards and ask the child to select one card they relate with the most and ask “if the characters on the card could speak, what would they say?”
Secondly, Sea of Emotions- Choose ten relevant cards for the child and ask “From the cards in your hand, filter the cards so that you have only 3 characters left that might share a thought or feeling with you”. Then “which of the children on the cards feels like you at the moment?”
At last, the Imaginary Friend will ask “Which child is like you?” “What do other children think about them”?
How I’m Feeling- These cards are set to help autism children to identify their feelings and emotions in every situation of daily life. This game is designed for children under the age of 5-12. This pack of cards consists of a 54-card pack with a variety of sentence completion. It is perfect for children who can’t describe their emotions correctly.
Daily Routine Chart- For this chart, children used photographs for their daily activities. This will encourage the productivity of your children. This teaches the child the importance of a great morning and bedtime routine and also helps them to learn about good behavior. These boards can be reused and can be cleaned easily. The size of the board is 9 inches by 12 inches.
Clay Sculpting- To enhance your child’s motor skills, imagination, and conception; clay molding is a perfect way. For this, we need Sculpting Clay. For this make your child sit on a floor or a table. When the kids will reshape the clay will give them, please. These types of activities are fun for kids with ASD, especially non-verbal ones.