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

Related links

Play interaction games

Songs and rhymes