Adaptations/Alternatives – Adaptations of an activity engages the student with similar materials in a more ‘doable’ manner. Alternative activities are activities that are different but may parallel the challenging task. Shaping refers to modifying behavior by reinforcing closer approximations of the desired behavior. Choice control is a strategy that gives children control over situations when they feel at a loss or ‘out of control’.
A three year old I am working with does not like the feeling of paint. He has just recently been diagnosed with Autism. What are some sensory activities I can do with this preschooler to help him out?