Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) enjoy playing, but they can find some types of play difficult.
copy simple actions
explore the environment
share objects and attention with others
imagine what other children are thinking and feeling
respond to others
This article from the Raising Children Network outlines how structured play can help children on the autism spectrum
Structured play is when a grown-up provides resources, starts play or joins in with children’s play to offer some direction or guidelines.
The first step is choosing an appropriate play activity. Activities that have a clear goal and ending are best, like jigsaws, puzzle books, song and action DVDs, and matching games.
Read more about structured play on the Raising Children Network website.