Dr. Gil Tippy was recently asked to contribute a blog for LinkEducation, here is a game he recommends that promotes positive play with autistic children. Here is an excerpt:
“When I first see parents and their children, I almost always spend some time telling them about the “tickle monster game.” Most families of kids who have disorders of relating and communicating have found that one of the best ways for them to engage their hard to engage kids is with some version of the game where they approach their child with hands out, and then jump in and tickle them. Usually, this is Dad, who just by nature wants to get in there and stir things up! So, in first sessions, I very often spend some time giving them permission to follow their instincts with their kids, but I tell them a little bit about how they can make the game I have come to call “Tickle Monster” more helpful to the development of their children, without robbing it of any of the fun!”
To read the entire blog article, visit “When In Doubt, Giggle it Out!” on LinkEducation.org!
You can see Dr. Gil Tippy present at the upcoming K-12 Education Expo in New York City on March 10, 2012 presented by LinkEducation! For more information on the K-12 Education Expo, visit http://linkeducation.org/educationexpo!