A Fun “Make the Sound” Game for Preverbal Individuals with Special Needs

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Persuading a child on the severe end of the autism spectrum to engage in verbal exchanges can be quite a challenge, and I’ve found that ENJOYMENT works better than anything else. I’m super grateful for the Dr. Seuss classic Mr.Brown Can Moo, Can You? My son, Jake, just turned 17 and we both still enjoy that book! Over the years we have shared it more times than I can count, but it has to be well in to triple or even quadruple digits. Why is it such a hit?  Probably because I truly become a hippopotamus chewing gum while I read it.  He loves that!  It’s FUN!  When things we take for granted, like attending to another person and oral motor and expressive skills, do not come easily to an individual;  fun = MOTIVATION.

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