Introducing the program

Emphasize the goal of “helping children learn to play”

Describe the target children (e.g., may not talk, may make funny noises)

Explain their job (e.g., “try your best to get the child to play with you”)

Describe general strategies (e.g., use simple language, use gestures)

Training specific behaviors

1) Initiating interactions with the target child

2) Responding positively to initiations and communication

3) Maintaining interactions

4) Be persistent/ Expect rejection/ Keep on trying

5) Ignore or redirect unusual behaviors/ Call teacher if something worries you

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