Blogjam: Seriously, Use Humor Pathologically Speaking guest blogger Stephanie Small discusses the benefits of using humor in early intervention, particularly with children who have autism spectrum disorder. By helping children develop their sense of humor at an age-appropriate level, says Small, we can teach them that humor is more than just being a class ... Blogjam
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Blogjam: Seriously, Use Humor
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Blogjam   |   December 01, 2013
Blogjam: Seriously, Use Humor
The ASHA Leader, December 2013, Vol. 18, 17. doi:10.1044/leader.BGJ1.18122013.17
The ASHA Leader, December 2013, Vol. 18, 17. doi:10.1044/leader.BGJ1.18122013.17
Pathologically Speaking guest blogger Stephanie Small discusses the benefits of using humor in early intervention, particularly with children who have autism spectrum disorder. By helping children develop their sense of humor at an age-appropriate level, says Small, we can teach them that humor is more than just being a class clown.
"Using humor in an intervention has many benefits; it is useful in generating interest in the lesson, it may help explain complex concepts, and it may help develop a strong relationship between the child and the practitioner.In addition to these benefits, using humor in intervention techniques may serve to enhance the child's social skills by improving the child's confidence in their ability to tell jokes and be funny, and helping them to understand the jokes and play of their peers."
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