Fitting In Clinical Applications 3

Your response Response suggestion
Strategy Leveraging restrictive behavior for interactive play (Watkins et al., 2019) Leveraging restrictive behavior for interactive play (Watkins et al., 2019)
Description of implementation and outcomes

Create opportunities for them to move since their stereotypy behavior involve moving one part of the body

  • Try to match each of the participating individual’s interests with an activity that they all might enjoy
  • Ideally, the activity will be something within their skill set that will only require some modeling to get started
  • If it doesn’t work out, try another activity
Possible clinical obstacles

materials in the center to use for the negagement

  • Staff or caregivers may need encouragement as they trial-and-error activities
  • New opportunities for interactions may emerge that the staff may further encourage with modeling or light prompting (such as, from the dance example, trading dance ribbons, mimicking others’ dance moves, coordinated dance like holding hands or interlocking arms, singing along)