Toys can have a very positive impact on the development of children with autism spectrum syndrome. Choosing the right toys that will entertain your child and at the same time encourage development could be challenging. Toys are a big part of the development program at the Shema Kolainu- Hear Our Voices.
Keep in mind that ability of the child is more important than age recommendation when you are choosing toys for kids with autism. Simple toys like puzzles and mazes will help your child to focus on completing tasks and will bring a sense of achievement. Any type of painting or drawing will be great because working with tools will help improve your child’s motor skills. Board games could be amazing entertainment for the whole family and it will improve the social skills of a child.
Besides regular toys, you can choose from a variety of electronic resources, apps and DVDs that are designed for children with special needs. Shema Kolainu- Hear Our Voices School use iPad apps such as Buddy Bear app and PlayHome.
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Generally any toys would be extremely helpful with connection, improvement of social skills and overall development.
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