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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 Perspective-taking Skills in Children with Autism with A Birthday for Cow

An important part of understanding stories is recognizing that different characters in a book may have different feelings, likes or dislikes. Children with autism may need extra support to build the perspective-taking skills they need for story comprehension, as well as for successful communication with others. If your child is verbal and enjoys books, try the tips in this Book Nook post to encourage him or her to “tune in” to the thoughts and feelings of others.

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