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ryoto
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One of my cousins high functioning ASD also obsessed with Minecraft.
They are using it to home school, not by playing the game but for example in creative writing saying they can use characters/items/events that have happened in game to write there own story and the same with art, say draw the dog but in the Minecraft world ect.
Then continuing the tasks away from the minecraft theme by highlighting part of the writing that was good or needed improvement either spelling or grammar and teaching from there.

In terms of getting her completely away from narrowed focus it depended on we were trying to get her involved in, for example her sister wanted to go to archery lessons so to get her excited about it was watched brave and some other interesting videos on the history of archery on youtube. The more excited we were as a group the more interest she took.

What would you like during lockdown for your son to do as all his physical/social things are on hiatus?