Preferred Play Activities of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Naturalistic Settings

North American Journal of Medicine and Science
Date Published: 
July 25, 2013

Play is important to children's development, and a new study has found the types of play that appeal most to children with ASD: play that provides strong sensory feedback, cause-and-effect results, and repetitive motions. Incorporating this type of play in recreational facilities, after-school programs, and playgrounds encourages inclusion and social interaction with peers.