Day 2. Afternoon
14.00 - 15.30 / 28 April 2024
Lecture Hall 2
Using play to promote language development in autistic children. Play and language development in ASD
  • Parents
  • Speech and language therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Behavior therapists
  • Teachers
Dr. Rehab Zaytoun

Think of the child’s language development as a staircase. The bottom steps are regulation and engagement, the middle steps are basic language, and the top steps are higher-level language and cognitive skills. The banister represents the child’s intrinsic motivation. Another key component of building language is to encourage the child to hold on to the banister, so our activities should be intrinsically motivating to the child. This can only be achieved through play.

  1. Understanding play development
  2. Learning how to play with your child
  3. Focusing on building language through different play activities
What we will learn:
For whom:
Head of Speech and Language department at the Learning Resource Center (LRC), Cairo (Egypt)

MD, BSc, MSc

The workshop will be held as the part of conference program.
XII International Research and Practice Conference
“Autism. Challenges and Solutions"