Finding activities that are highly motivating results in a happy and attentive child who is ready to learn. Strong motivation supports active learning. The longer a child and caregiver stay engaged, the more opportunities for learning that can occur.

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What makes your child “tick”?



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Interests Lead to Learning

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Upon completing this step I will know my child’s:

  • Preferred toys and objects
  • Social games and songs/music that capture his/her attention
  • Preferred outdoor activities
  • Objects and activities of interest during caregiving (dressing, bathing, etc.)
  • Interests in using books

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Adapted from: An early start for your child with Autism: Using everyday activities to help kids connect, communicate, and learn. Rogers, S.J., Dawson, G., Vismara, L.A. (2012). New York: Guilford Press.