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americanabroad Member Posts: 11 Courageous
My son is three and a half years old; he has SDCP and attends a mainstream nursery. Although he doesn't have an ASD diagnosis, he often gets fixated on certain activities -- like opening and closing doors, or watching lift doors, or going on the train-- and doesn't want to participate in any accessible activity I suggest. I'm really struggling to help move him on with his play and I was wondering if anyone has any tips OR if you've ever worked with a therapist who's helped your family with this type of thing. I'm not even sure where to start looking! Is there even such a thing as a play therapist? Thanks in advance-


  • Lee
    Lee Member Posts: 8
    edited July 2016

    Hi @americanabroad,

    Scope have online resources and information on play...

    Hopefully there's something in there that will capture his attention.

    There are such things as play therapists, you can find out more here...

    Portage might also be able to help.

    I'm not a therapist, but something I've tried in the past is finding an absolute fav toy (in my case it was a colour changing led ball) and then you can change the game, so maybe actions - lift it high, hug it, shake it, or passing it, or hiding it etc... There's the comfort of having the same object, but starts to encourage different actions?

    I wish you the best of luck



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