From the recording Songs for Kids on the Autism Spectrum
1. The Hello Song Oral Tradition
We begin with a great way to encourage everyone to settle down and acknowledge one another. If every session begins with this song, it becomes a recognizable prompt that invites group members to sit and start the class. It also gives the therapist an opportunity to assess the level of verbal, physical and social engagement of each individual. The kiddos learn one another's name within the song and have the opportunity to make eye contact.