I found you something from Temple Grandin (I used this approach with my 13 yr old waaaay back, long before we knew anything about autism).
See if this makes sense for your boy. The quote came from here:http://www.grandin.c...l.thinking.html
"Categories are the beginning of concept formation. Nancy Minshew found that people with autism can easily sort objects into categories such as red or blue, but they have difficulty thinking up new categories for groups of common objects. If I put a variety of common things on a table such as staplers, pencils, books, an envelope, a clock, hats, golf balls, and a tennis racquet, and asked an individual with autism to pick out objects containing paper, they could do it. However, they often have difficulty when asked to make tip new categories. Teachers should work on teaching flexibility of thinking by playing a game where the autistic individual is asked to make up new categories for the objects like objects containing metal, or objects used in sports. Then the teacher should get the person to explain the reason for putting an object in a specific category."
I started my son off back then with these. He was 7 at the time.http://m.lakeshorele...uct_code=LC1668
We then progressed to objects we could find around the house, like Temple Grandin suggests. Making groups and categorizing helps build focus on other features, besides the basic things like color. The counters we used were perfect because there are several ways you can group them.
I jumped the gun with the suggestions, so just ignore if it doesn't apply to your son
Edited by Canadian Mom of 2, 22 April 2017 - 03:26 PM.