Wizarding World Matching Game is one weapon in your arsenal to work on working memory. What is working memory? Working memory is an important skill for all children to learn. Typical children learn this skill by playing with minimal assistance. Children with autism take loads more time making the needed neural connections to cement this skill. Matching games are a fun way to make this happen. Use characters your child knows and loves to have fun while helping your child with this crucial skill.
Therapy items don’t need to be boring nor expensive. Using printables such as this one will allow you to work on much needed skills in a fun way. Your child with autism has to acquire this lower level skill before you can work on the much bigger deficit involving executive function. When looking at a big deficit like that, you have to break in down into smaller pieces.
Another great thing games do is to help you work on much needed social skills as well. It’s tough to learn how to play a game in a way so that others want to join in with you. It’s hard for our kids to stay focused on the task at hand.