Date: 24/04/2020

Play and leisure often offer opportunities for the child or young person to learn and practise important life skills.

Turn taking, a life skill necessary for success across all environments, is also an important social skill that when taught can lead to increased interaction, cooperation, and reciprocity in communication. However, many of our children and young people with autism need to be explicitly taught the skill of turn taking.

A template has been provided of the Turn Taking Spinner Wheel for you to download. If you click on the link ( it will bring you to a short video demonstrating how to use the wheel and other visual supports which you may find of benefit when teaching the skill of turn taking.