Kids need a well-rounded diet of play to develop into well-rounded adults. Whether they’re running around, enjoying arts & crafts, programming a tech toy or playing group games, kids learn important skills that will continue to serve them throughout their lives.
Priming kids to expect rewards for good behavior can harm their social skills in the long term.
Stanley Greenspan’s Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders
ZERO TO THREE is a national, nonprofit organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.
William K. Smithwick – April 4, 2016
April is Autism Awareness Month and Occupational Therapy Month. The two have more in common than the month of April.
According to the Autism Society, “Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability; signs typically appear during early childhood and affect a person’s ability to communicate, and interact with others. ASD is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a ‘spectrum condition’ that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees.”