I pick/create some activity that has a lot of predictability about it (this is the hook that snags the attention of a child with autism) and then teach a single concept by varying some aspect of the activity.In addition, I am always looking for a sensory payoff for the child to make the activity interesting--some cool experience involving one or more of the senses: visual, auditory, tactile, balance, pressure (think Temple Grandin's Squeeze Machine), taste, smell (theoretical since I don't use this).
So here is an interactive music video which has a great auditory and visual payoff but varies depending upon the choice that the audience makes. How cool is that?
Keep Your Head Up Interactive Video
Use it to teach:
- making different choices (cognitive flexibility)
- story telling
- writing (make your own script with different branches)