Teaching Humor to Children with Autism by Penina Rybak, SLP
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Research shows that children with Autism and ASD tend to have difficulty developing and understanding humor, an important social communication skill needed for developing self-regulation, resiliency, and language skills. Humor is often the neglected and/or "missing puzzle piece" in a social skills lesson plan for children with Autism. Why? Because their performance can be concrete, situation specific, inconsistent, and contingent on comprehension of the rules and roles in the surrounding environment. This causes the IEP team to prioritize goals, not realizing how crucial it is to address humor as part of the overall treatment plan. This webinar will introduce attendees to a more functional, behavioral, and play-based approach to teaching humor, using toys and tech (i.e. iPad Apps) in treatment. Practical suggestions will be provided, including a list of resources and a comprehensive handout. Attendees will come away with a better understanding of: • The prerequisite skills which are needed before teaching humor • The developmental emergence of two types of humor and how to address and facilitate them creatively and functionally
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