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Encouraging Joint Engagement with Children with ASD

Joint engagement happens when an adult and child interact together while focusing on the same object. Research shows a strong link between a child's communication development and the amount of time they spend in joint engagement with adults. Find out how you can encourage joint engagement with children on the autism spectrum during fun, everyday interactions.

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Building Story Comprehension with Ish

To understand stories more easily, children need a good grasp of the basic structure that underlies them. This Book Nook post talks about how to familiarize children with these common story “pillars”: Characters, Setting, Problem, Actions and Resolution. The more you talk about these with different books, the better prepared your child will be for understanding the stories she’ll read or hear later on.

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