As you play with your child, work on encouraging social skills in a non-direct manner.

Model

Model for your child requesting, sharing, or taking turns.

Praise

Use praise to encourage these skills.

Label

Label your behaviors. “E.g. while taking turns say “I love taking turns with you when we build a tower.” You can teach your child these skills without being directive and making him feel like this is a therapy session.

Follow

It is also important to allow your child to feel like he is leading the play. It will build his confidence in his play and imaginative skills.

 

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