An Intervention that Uses Circumscribed Interests to Promote Pretend Play and Social Interaction in a Preschool Pupil with Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Keywords:CIs, Circumscribed Interests, ASD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Autism, Preschool, Mainstream
Circumscribed interests (CIs) are a core diagnostic characteristic of autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) and play a significant role in the daily life of those with ASD and their families. This article considers the nature of CIs, identifies the challenges they pose in the preschool classroom and outlines an intervention which may be used by the teacher to support teaching and learning. Drawing on a number of key studies, the intervention described uses child-initiated interest as a starting point to promote and develop pretend play and social interaction. It is designed for a child with ASD in a preschool setting within a mainstream school.
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