It can be challenging to engage any child if they are not interested.
It can be even harder to engage children with autism if they are not motivated.
A child must want to take part in a teaching activity otherwise it will be difficult to engage and keep their attention in order for learning to take place.
One way of engaging a child’s attention is to use the things they are already interested in during learning activities. You will have to be really creative in finding different ways of using the child’s interests! Here are some examples:
A Child Who Loves Messy Play:
A Child Who Loves Specific Cartoon Or Film Characters:
I would love to see some of the ways that you have used a child’s interests in learning to keep them engaged and motivated!