Here are resources available from Play with Purpose LLC:
Play with Purpose DVD — Let’s Play! Video Modeling Program
All children learn and socialize through play. Unfortunately, one of the major deficits a child with autism exhibits is the inability to play appropriately with a variety of toys and other children.
Playing With Purpose beckons the child with autism to open the doorway to play. The child is able to learn essential independent play skills that lead to the world of reinforcing interactions with other children and a variety of toys.
Playing With Purpose uses a technique called video modeling. Research and experience suggest that using video modeling techniques enables children with autism to learn and socialize more effectively.
In its initial phases, your child may exhibit new skills such as:
- Attention to action and verbalization/speech
- Immediate direct imitation of play actions
- Increase in verbalizations and vocalizations
- Initiation of requests for objects or help
- Expansion of vocabulary and sentence length
This DVD is an easy, cost-effective way to teach autistic children how to play and to enter into a world of social interactions with other children!
Look! It’s in a Book! Early Learning Series — Books
This series of teaching-tool books are theme-based and designed to introduce and reinforce a preschooler’s vocabulary. They can be used individually or together with the Let’s Play! and What’s in the Bag? programs. Available from Amazon for $11.95 each.
Tips and Tools for Teaching Preschoolers — Kindle Vella
Learn tried-and-true methods from a certified speech and language professional to improve communication skills through play! Tips and Tools for Teaching Preschoolers will help children ages 0-5 to build a solid social and educational foundation for lifelong learning. Read the first three chapters for free! Additional chapters require a token purchase, available from Amazon’s Kindle platform.
Lynn DeSalvo — YouTube Videos