Beyond Eye Contact: Connecting with Young Pre-Verbal Children with ASD

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Are you working with a child with ASD who is completely isolated from his/her environment, does not respond to his/her name, or does not communicate verbally?  Does the child spend most of his/her time participating in stimulatory behaviors?  Does the child “seem to be in his/her own little world”?  Are you looking for a way to make that connection, enter that child’s world and bring that child into your own?  If so, then this is the product for you!  This 47 page PDF explains the five main steps to take in order to make an initial connection with the child who seems to be disconnected from the world around him.  It’s a culmination of 12 years of my clinician experience and research of numerous therapy techniques and models.  (See the description below for a detailed list of the pages in this product)

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Are you working with a child with ASD who is completely isolated from his/her environment, does not respond to his/her name, or does not or cannot communicate verbally?  Does the child spend most of his/her time participating in stimulatory behaviors?  Does the child “seem to be in his/her own little world”?  Are you looking for a way to make that connection, enter that child’s world and bring that child into your own?  If so, then this is the product for you!

This 47 page PDF explains the five main steps to take in order to make an initial connection with the child who seems to be disconnected from the world around him.  It’s a culmination of 12 years of my clinician experience and research of numerous therapy techniques and models.  This product includes:

  • Page 1- Cover Sheet
  • Page 2- Objectives
  • Pages 3-5- Young Pre-Verbal Children with ASD Characteristics
  • Page 6- Steps Needed to Make Connections
  • Page 7-12- Observation
  • Pages 13- Types of Toys to Present to Child
  • Pages 14-18- Accommodation for Sensory Needs
  • Pages 19-22- Follow the Child
  • Pages 23-26- Using Emotion
  • Pages 27-28- A Note about Eye Contact
  • Pages 29-33- Bring the Child into YOUR World
  • Pages 34-37- A Note about Verbal Imitation
  • Pages 38-40- Children Who Do Not Respond to These Techniques
  • Page 41- Appendix A: Types of Play
  • Page 42- Appendix B: Social Stages of Play
  • Pages 43-44- ASD Observation Checklist Sheet
  • Page 45- Additional Resources That May Be Helpful
  • Pages 46-47- Resources Used in This Presentation

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