Category Archives: Occupational Therapy Activities

In-Hand Manipulation activities for Children with Autism

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IN-HAND MANIPULATION ACTIVITIES The ability to hold and manipulate an object within the hand is called In-hand Manipulation. In-hand Manipulation activities for children with Autism is an essential component of fine motor skills. In-hand manipulation activities for children with Autism consists of three fine movements namely, ✏️Translation ✏️Rotation ✏️Shift Kids usually develop the translation skill […]

How to Reduce Spitting in Kids with Autism

How to reduce spitting in kids with autism

Spitting behavior in children could be frustrating for the parents to deal with. Some children spit just for fun or to gain attention, while others spit to express their emotions like anger or dislikes and some children exhibit the behavior due to sensory needs. Children with autism tend to have this kind of behavior, as […]

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE ACTIVITY FOR KIDS

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Spot the difference activity is a fun game, where we look at the two similar pictures/images and find the number of minor differences between the two pictures. This game will improve the child’s cognitive and perceptual skills. How to perform the activity? Step 1: Start by choosing a picture with a less number of differences. Step […]

20 Fun Bathtub Activities For Kids With Autism

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As a parent, bathing a child with autism seems to be quite challenging and worrisome as various factors pop-up to interfere with this activity, like,   Shifting a child to the bathroom itself might be frustrating for the parent. The tap water sound may be disturbing for the kid. The temperature of the water seems […]

Teach Dressing Skills to Kids With Autism

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Dressing skill, one of the ADL skills, is very important for the child to learn and become independent in the dressing skill. Developmental Dressing Skills: Before we get into the strategies to teach dressing, let’s see the developmental dressing skills for your child. Every parent needs to know this because this helps them to train […]

10 Activities to Improve Writing Skill of Your Child

writing skill activities for kids with autism

Writing skill is one of the most advantageous skills for children with autism as it serves as an alternative way of communication for children who has a speech delay or difficulty and to excel in their academic performance as well. But on the other hand, it seems to be a challenging task for them because […]

10 Pre-Writing Activities For Kids With Autism

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Pre-writing skill is an integral skill to be developed by the kids. It develops in a step by step manner corresponding to the child’s age. Age Pre-writing development 1-2 years 1. The child would attempt to paint using the whole arm movement to make strokes.2. Scribbles in vertical, horizontal and circle direction. 2-3 years 1. […]

Attention Activities for Kids with Autism

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Attention is one among the common and important complaints, the healthcare professionals usually receive from the child’s parents. Children with ASD find attention as a very challenging skill because these children may not know how to avoid other unnecessary sensory information (for example, background noise) they receive and concentrate on one activity, as a result, […]

Olfactory Activities for Kids with Autism

Olfactory Activities for Kids with Autism

Olfaction is the perception of smell which is processed by the olfactory system. In children with autism, some seek for the smell sense (HYPO) whereas others avoid the smell (HYPER). Children with autism don’t need to be hyposensitive or hypersensitive towards the sense of smell. In order to make sure, a detailed sensory assessment should […]

Auditory Activities for Kids with Autism

Auditory activities for kids with autism

Most of the children with ASD also suffer from sensory processing disorder. As a parent, you may be wondering why your child is unable to tolerate even mild sounds and often closes his/her ears, this may be due to auditory hypersensitivity. Let’s see the common signs below. Suggestions to help the kids: Make sure the room, where […]