Problem solving and tool use

22. Visiting a new setting with toys and devices to climb, the child soon begins to explore the various possibilities.

Never □ Rarely □ Sometimes □ Often □ Always □

23. If you placed three chairs on the ground in different positions (one on its side, another on its back, and a third with its back up) and you asked the child to right (or fix) the chairs, could he/she do it?

Never □ Rarely □ Sometimes □ Often □ Always □

24. Would the child place his/her hands in the proper position to gain the leverage required to right each chair?

Never □ Rarely □ Sometimes □ Often □ Always □

25. The child opens a slide bolt or other door fastener to open a closet or screen door.

Never □ Rarely □ Sometimes □ Often □ Always □

26. If the child wishes to get an out-of-reach object on a shelf—and there is a stool near the shelf—the child climbs up on the stool to get that object.

Never □ Rarely □ Sometimes □ Often □ Always □

27. If the stool (or chair) is on the opposite side of the room, the child looks around to find it, brings it to the shelf, climbs up, and gets the object.

Never □ Rarely □ Sometimes □ Often □ Always □

28. If the stool is in an adjacent room (out of sight), the child spontaneously finds it and brings it to the shelf to get the out-of-reach object.

Never □ Rarely □ Sometimes □ Often □ Always □

29. The child cannot solve a problem at first but does so after seeing you model the solution.

Never □ Rarely □ Sometimes □ Often □ Always □

30. Does the child pull a string attached to a toy either to bring it closer or to pull it along?

31. Does the child use a stick or other object to knock over a stack of blocks or other stacked items?

Never □ Rarely □ Sometimes □ Often □ Always □

32. Does the child use a stick to get an object out of reach (ball or toy car) under the couch or behind something?

Never □ Rarely □ Sometimes □ Often □ Always □

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Funny Wiring Autism

Funny Wiring Autism

Autism is a developmental disorder that manifests itself in early childhood and affects the functioning of the brain, primarily in the areas of social interaction and communication. Children with autism look like other children but do not play or behave like other children. They must struggle daily to cope and connect with the world around them.

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