18 Games for Children with Autism

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As a child psychiatrist, I often use games to work with the children with autism who I see regularly as my patients. All of these games can help with different aspects or challenges that some children with Autism Spectrum Disorder may have — they are also just fun.

Also, check out our other page with a list of toys for children with autism

Best Games for Children with Autism

  1. I Never Forget a Face Memory Game This game is great for memory and also for recognizing and recognizing faces. games for autistic
  2. Feelmo Speaking Cards These are good for helping teach emotions and feelings, and learning to identify and express them. games for autistic
  3. What Would You Do At School If… This game helps teach problem solving skills, and thinking through situations that may be difficult. autism games
  4. What Would You Do At Home If This is similar to #3 in that it is a card-based game to help work through various social situations, this time designed for situations at home. autism game toy
  5. Social Skills Board Games (6 Pack) This is a set of games that are designed to help with social skills. It is designed for elementary school aged children. social skills autistic
  6. Social Skills Chipper Chat Magnetic Game This one is a great value because it has 30 game boards in it. The games are designed to teach social skills in many different situations and setting. autism autistic games toys
  7. What Do I Do Flash Cards Game. This card pack works on social skills but also emotional learning for kids 3 years old+. autism flashcards
  8. Feelings In a Flash These cards contain scenarios and reaction faces showing different emotions. These are commonly used in classrooms and therapists offices but is great for home too.feelings game autism

  9. Counting and Sorting Game This is a great game for children with autism who enjoy sorting and organizing by colors and numbers. Can be very soothing for some kids. autism autistic toy game
  10. Yeti in my Spaghetti This is a fun game for kids 4 years old+ that has both sensory skills and social skills teaching such as taking turns. board game autism
  11. Kinetic Sand Kit This is a great sensory game that also allows for some group play or make believe.game for autism sand
  12. Teachable Touchables Texture Squares This bag of squares is great for talking about sensations, textures, and colors. sensory game autistic
  13. How I’m Feeling This card set helps children with autism identify and think about their feelings and emotions in various situations in daily life. cards autism
  14. Mad Dragon This game helps kids age 6 and up identify and learn to deal with anger and frustration. anger management game autism
  15. What Did You Say? This is a great board game that helps with recognizing and understanding non-verbal language cues. autistic games
  16. Key Education Photo Conversation Cards These cards were designed for children with autism spectrum disorder to learn various social skills from photographs of children doing those skills. photo cards autism spectrum
  17. Daily Routine Chart This chart is created for children with autism and it uses photographs of daily activities to encourage productivity. chart autism spectrum
  18. Everyday Games for Sensory Processing Disorder This is a book of games to help children with autism with sensory issues.sensory games autism
  19. Lego. I had to include one more, because Lego is a great way for kids to move their focus to a tactile project. Also because there is no “right’ or “wrong” way to build with Lego there is less chance of frustration as it’s just a fun and creative way to distract from anxiety and spend some time building. Plus they have FREE SHIPPING every day on orders over $35! LEGO Shop at Home North America – Now FREE Shipping on Orders ...



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Dr. Sean Paul, MD is a board certified child psychiatrist who specializes in autism and mental and behavioral issues in children with autism spectrum disorders.