Fun, Fun, Fun, and You’ll Have ’Em Loving Learning All Day Research shows that learning and entertainment go hand in hand—having fun can improve learning of even abstract, complex information, says blogger Lois Brady at Speech Therapy for Autism. Adapting this premise to work with children on the autism spectrum, she suggests using a child’s “special interest” to connect to material. ... Blogjam
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Fun, Fun, Fun, and You’ll Have ’Em Loving Learning All Day
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Fun, Fun, Fun, and You’ll Have ’Em Loving Learning All Day
The ASHA Leader, June 2014, Vol. 19, 18. doi:10.1044/leader.BGJ1.19062014.18
The ASHA Leader, June 2014, Vol. 19, 18. doi:10.1044/leader.BGJ1.19062014.18
Research shows that learning and entertainment go hand in hand—having fun can improve learning of even abstract, complex information, says blogger Lois Brady at Speech Therapy for Autism. Adapting this premise to work with children on the autism spectrum, she suggests using a child’s “special interest” to connect to material. She also advises giving them choices to promote involvement, reinforcing responses during a task, having them work for a reinforcer, and interspersing both easy and challenging tasks to mediate frustration. Brady suggests that mobile technology can help clinicians use all of those techniques, and gives tips for choosing “edutainment” apps.
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