a) Eye contact
Goal: Looks at others to start / continue interaction
b) Verbal communication
Goals: Clear single words
- If really clear: add word e.g. verb (want, push etc)
c) Interactive attention span
Goal: 4 minutes or more
1) JOIN! JOIN! JOIN!
-If in doubt – JOIN!
2) Only build on really strong green lights
-Example of Green lights are:
-Words with looks
-Taking your hand and moving you
-Really long looks
3) Get him to physically participate
-Touch buttons to get what you want
-Roll ball in skittles
-Go and collect something from across the room
Allows peripheral variations to repetitious / rigid games
-in bubble game – get puppets to blow bubbles,
- Get bubbles to land on our noses,
- Blow small baby bubbles.