1. Retrieval Fluency
- First, identify the toys or activities the child likes. For example: painting, playdoh, marble maze, etc.
- Disassemble the toy/activity, and put all the required pieces on the table.
- Instruct the child to retreive each item (E.g., “Get me the marbles”, “Find me the (red) tube”, etc.) When he retrieves all the objects on the table, he can then get access to the activity.
- The child needs to pay great effort in following all instructions within the segment, meaning the child needs to retrieve each item quickly and accurately.
If the child is distracted or starts to engage in self-stimulatory behavior in one of the trials, all objects (Including the ones that have already been retrieved) will go back to the table and we will have to restart the entire segment. For children who are not familiar with the names of the items, you can perform the task in a matching format, which you show the child the picture of the item that you want your child to get as you issue the instruction.
2. Treasure Hunt (Tracking Objects)
3. Memory Game
4. What is missing?
5. Shell Game
These are some of the fun games that we often play in our office to help our child with attending. For more in-depth and detailed training videos, please visit the resource website of Autism Partnership（APSPARKS.COM）!