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What toys can i give to my autistic grandson?

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Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Child Psychiatry 44 years experience
Limited choices: Unfortunately, there are few toys developed specifically for autistics (but I am aware of one great idea that is in development). You have to use toys/tools/devices designed for the "regular" population. Just competence or even mastery with a toy is not enough. The goal should be to encourage interaction with others & to feel/express emotionally.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Let us know when the toy becomes available!
Nov 21, 2012
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Let us know when the toy becomes available!
Nov 21, 2012
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Ones that require : Him to interact with his family; anything that promotes turn-taking, social interaction & social communication. See carol gray's social stories books, published by future horizons. Some items teach facial expressions. There are "timed-timers" visual cues to prepare him for transitions. Amazon has wooden melissa & doug toys for pretend play & wall calenders for him to see daily schedules by m & d.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Provided original answer
See www.autism-society.org & www.autismspeaks.org Little Looster for toilet training. Great T-shirts: I have Autism What's your excuse?
Nov 18, 2012
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Provided original answer
See www.autism-society.org & www.autismspeaks.org Little Looster for toilet training. Great T-shirts: I have Autism What's your excuse?
Nov 18, 2012

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