Behaviour Solutions For

Common Playground Behaviours

The playground is often an extremely confusing environment for children on the spectrum. Playgrounds can be overwhelming in many ways; socially, sensorially and behaviourally. Children with ASD, ADHD,ODD often desperately want friends and to play with other children but don’t have the skills required. This can result in them getting in trouble for behaviour, becoming socially isolated, bullied or unable to maintain friendships. To overcome this, it is important schools implement proactive strategies to support students to engage appropriately in the playground.

These can include:

Check out my other podcasts on Behaviour Solutions:

  • Episode 122: Why Change = Behaviour – and what you can do about it 
  • Episode 132: Understanding Challenging Behaviour, ODD & PDA


  • Behavior Solutions for the Home and Community

  • More Behavior Solutions In and Beyond the Inclusive Classroom


More Strategies and Solutions

  • Pencil Grips – 3 Types

  • Putty

  • Punki Wrist Band

  • Smiley Face Stress Ball

  • Frog Stretch Toys (6 for $3)

  • Time Timer – 20cm Medium

  • The Ultimate Guide to School and Home

  • Time Timer – 7.6cm Small

  • Developing Social Skills

  • Teacher Assistants Big Red Book of Ideas

  • Portable Schedule with Digital Timer

  • Mesh Stress Ball