Social Interaction with Age Appropriate Items means reassessing the current motivators that may be developmentally inappropriate for a student and replacing the item or activity with an age appropriate item. The replacement item or activity will continue to provide the reinforcing input or aspect for the student and promote peer interactions.
I work with students who are teenagers in a public school. Some of them have severe disabilities. These students enjoy games designed for younger children such as a See and Say. I’m trying to get my students paired with teens in regular education – if these toys make them happy can’t I use them for social interaction? What other age appropriate items could I use?