What is play interaction?
Play interaction is an individual intervention that focuses on developing a child’s social interaction and communication skills. It mirrors early social play between a caregiver and child.
Who is it for?
- Play interaction will support children who
- have social interaction needs
- have communication needs
- have an autism spectrum disorder
- have social, emotional and behavioural needs
- are isolated or vulnerable
Why do it?
To provide opportunities for the child to learn, practise and consolidate skills and address difficulties in social interaction and communication in a supportive environment.
- How do we do it?
- Target child with key practitioner
- Environment – distraction free, use a rug to mark the space
- Visual structure of session – visual timetable
- Games – child led, variety
- Time – matched to child’s attention span and gradually extend