Category Archives: Occupational Therapy Activities

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 […]

Visual Activities for Kids with Autism

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In general, children with autism have difficulty in processing the information they receive from their senses (including vision) which in turn makes it challenging for them to respond to the received input. Therefore to compensate, they respond in a form of different behavior. Below are the possible signs, the children with visual sensory issue usually […]

Oral Activities for Kids with Autism

oral acitivities for kids with autism

Improving oral sensory-motor skills are essential for developing speech in children. Some children with autism might display either oral sensory issue (hypersensitive or hyposensitive) or oral motor issue or both. The signs of the oral sensory issues may include: In Oral hypersensitivity: Avoid certain food due to its texture, taste and/or temperature. Dislikes brushing. Exhibits gag reflex. […]

Balance Board Activities for Kids with Autism

Balance board activites for kids with autism

Balance Board is an unstable board placed on the floor for the children to perform activities. Balance board helps to improve, Balance. Coordination. Muscle tone. Proprioceptive awareness. It provides a safe vestibular stimulation for the children who are either sensitive to vestibular input or who seeks for the input. Children can be positioned in three different ways to […]

Group Activities for Kids with Autism

Group Activities for Kids with Autism

Generally, we include fun activities in children’s daily routine for their physical and mental development. Group activity is one among them which specifically addresses social skills. Prerequisites: Before we form a group there are certain points to be considered for the child to participate actively throughout the group session. Let the child know in advance […]

Teaching Sight Words to Kids with Autism

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Sight words are simple and basic words to learn which helps in fluent reading.Few examples of sight words are as follows: a before drink first have as can eat full here all clean end going I be come fall good is below do far he it Let’s see some of the ways the child can […]

HOW TO MANAGE HAND FLAPPING?

How to manage hand flapping

Hand flapping is one of self stimming behaviors in children with autism. This can be rigid and may sometimes be associated with vocal sounds as well. Stimming behavior is something common in all of us. For example, we shake a leg, tap a pen, tap hand, bit pen, etc., but we have control of our […]