Recently at work I’ve been providing consultation and training to families of two year olds who have a diagnosis of Autism. Quite often with this diagnosis there comes challenges around maintaining eye contact and looking at people’s faces.
Working along side an incredible Speech and Language Pathologist we have been working on building these skills in many ways, one specifically is board books. There are so many great simple board books out there that focus on feelings and emotions. When you’are looking at them I suggest choosing a book that uses real photographs rather than line drawings or cartoons. This provides the child a more realistic sense of faces. I love that some books even have mirrors in them so the child can see themselves as well.
Here are a few that I really like and would recommend: