Within the RDI Model, we believe that everyday activities with your ASD child can be utilized for mental growth!
Here is a fun activity you can try:
Create your own “I spy it” shaker
What you need:
- Voss Water Bottle
- Small items (toys you can buy at the dollar store or that you can find in your toy box!)
Exploring – Look for items that will fit inside the bottle and might be fun to look for. You can either send your child out to look for 5 things, or hold hands and search together for your items.
Experiment – What items will fit?
Predictions – Ask your child what items they think will fit and let them guess!
Perspective sharing – Comparing reactions to the things that you have both chosen. How do your items compare with their items – are they similar or different?
Monitoring states of enthusiasm / creative collaboration – Does my partner agree with my ideas?
Mental engagement / indirect prompting practice – Provide clues, see if your child can deduce what you are thinking.
Referencing – He/she can point to the item that they think is the one you are referring to, and check with you, by you giving a head nod yes or head shake no.
Coordination – Each holding one side of the bottle or taking turns shaking.