Observational Learning in Children with Autism (ASD)
March 25, 2018
Observational learning is taught during therapy sessions to help students with Autism learn to attend or pay attention without direct instruction. Concepts or information is acquired by students through listening and watching others. This learning process is done through a more natural method of instruction, which would facilitate inclusion into a more natural educational setting. Observational learning skills would also develop social skills, awareness, attending skills and more importantly, retention of information. Besides that, it would also teach children with Autism (ASD) to learn how to wait for their turn. This skill is also essential in helping children develop age appropriate social behaviour through watching others.
Here is a video by our consultants at Autism Partnership to demonstrate how we teach observational learning skills to children with Autism.