Watch the child during play activities.
No elicitation needed.
The child focuses on activities and plays independently. Some children cannot focus or play without an adult or sibling to guide their play The child who can select, plan, and direct his own activities for several minutes shows positive traits for self-confidence.
Encourage parents to give the child independent play time each day. Most parents do this, but parents of toddlers with disabilities may provide too much supervision and assistance. If the child has a short attention span, limit the number of toys in the area to one or two. This encourages the child to play longer with one or go back and forth between two.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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