These Toys Aim to Help the Social Problems That Arise from Autism

By: Mishal Omar - Jun 22, 2016
References: duff.work & designawards.core77
These interactive toy blocks aim to improve social skills and create bonding experiences between autistic children and their parents and families.

There are many difficulties that children with autism and their families face, several of which revolve around communication issues. With many autistic children facing communication problems such as a lack of eye contact, an inability to attach and a lack of emotional recognition, this can cause significant problems for the child in every aspect of their life. 'Jam Blocks' are interactive toy blocks that aim to improve communication skills for autistic children. With many games, these blocks focus on musical conversations, eye contact, turn-taking, concentration and memory skills.

By creating a toy that is specifically targeted towards children with specialized needs, the designer Ciaran Duffy has created a tool that can be used for speech therapists, children's psychiatrists and autistic children's families alike.