How to Encourage Observational Learning for a Person on the Autism Spectrum

Many people on the autism spectrum tend to learn by association and find it difficult to learn a new skill by seeing it demonstrated by someone else, known as learning by observation.

Observational learning requires:

  1. Paying attention to another person’s behaviour
  2. Remembering the behaviour you observed
  3. Imitate the behaviour you observed

How to encourage observational learning:

1. Imitate or copy physical movements from a parent or from peers

2. Learn new responses by watching and listening to another person

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