Capturing the Motivation of Children with Autism or Other Developmental Delays provides an analysis of motivational factors involved in both structured teaching sessions and everyday activities. Methods are presented to identify and capture motivational factors that influence the child’s willingness to participate in learning activities. Techniques to create motivational conditions that lead to increased spontaneous language and social interactions are reviewed. Additionally, methods are presented to help develop and increase the reinforcing value of social feedback such as praise and smiles. This book provides research-based, practical information in a non-technical manner to parents, educators and other professionals who interact with or teach individuals with autism or other developmental delays. This book is designed to be easy to read for those who have the motivation to help but have not had extensive technical training in the concepts being presented.