The Risk of Isolation

English: Subject: Quinn, an ~18 month old boy ...

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It is likely that children with autism are subject to social isolation unless provided with specific support around teaching effective play skills.

These social exclusions may occur due to:

•The child’s lack of social reciprocity
•Peers misinterpretation of unusual social behaviors
•Typically developing peers tend to play with each other rather than children with autism

(Bass & Mulick 2007)

(Frea et. al. 2007)

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