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Not just any child - play is children's work by Maddy M. Patient Expert Posted Wed 22 Oct 2008 9:39pm Maybe you are new to the concept of autism? We're pretty new too. A couple of decades ago, my knowledge was limited to the film "Rainman," which I enjoyed at the time as a piece of light entertainment on a Thursday evening. I had the odd deep thought at the time, mainly limited to the exploitation of people less fortunate than myself, but ... Read on »
Where Do the Children Play? by Sondra .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 5:43pm Last night, I attended a fund raising event at my son's school. Not only did I meet some great people from the community, but I also had the opportunity to hear some fabulous speakers and meet authors of books that I highly recommend . The event was entitled PLAY: Creating Space for Imaginative Play in an Over-Scheduled Society . Alo ... Read on »
Zoodles: A Safe Place for Your Children to Play Educational and Fun Online Games (Giveaway) by Susan H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Fri 10 Sep 2010 7:01pm I was recently introduced to a wonderful new site for kids that is worry-free for parents! It’s called Zoodles , and it is chock full of fun games for children aged 8 and under. The games are educational, and the Zoodles browser is free! If you upgrade to a low-cost membership, you’ll have access to additional parental settings, such as a play ti ... Read on »
Strategies for Playing Games with Children Who Have Autism, ADHD, and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders by Nicole Beurkens Posted Tue 04 Dec 2012 12:27pm Strategies for Playing Games with Children Who Have Autism, ADHD, and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders December 4, 2012 By Nicole Beurkens, PhD One of the thing adults often struggle with when trying to engage a child with autism, ADHD, or other neurodevelopmental issues in playing a game is helping the child sta ... Read on »
Is It Safe To Play? Children, Toxins and The Burden of Vigilance by Dr. Polly Doctor of Philosophy Posted Mon 19 Mar 2012 10:06pm But where's my princess tea set? Photo, the New York Times Body burden (i.e. all the chemicals roiling around our kid's bodies) It's the new term I learned in the cheeky New York Times article chronicling the ways in which parents are making themselves crazy scouring their children's lives for potential toxins.  Is It Safe to ... Read on »
Playing with Children by Your Therapy Source Posted Mon 26 Dec 2011 9:33am During this time of year, children usually have many new toys and gadgets to play with. Parents can play a supportive role in encouraging play skills and get in some fun bonding time. Here are several tips when playing with children: 1. Turn off all cell phones, televisions and computers while you are playing with your child. Set a g ... Read on »
Tips to Guide Play to Help Young Children Reach IEP Goals by Your Therapy Source Posted Tue 21 Jan 2014 4:00am Play for young children is crucial to healthy development. Pediatric therapists who work in early childhood education know the importance of play and how to use it to reach IEP goals that are set for specific children. When a child is evaluated for therapy services, the therapist observes the child in the classroom setting. Therapists will ... Read on »
Move and Play Results for Children with Cerebral Palsy by Your Therapy Source Posted Tue 13 Dec 2011 5:37am The Move and PLAY study was conducted from 2006-2009 in order to understand determinants of motor abilities, self-care, and play of young children with cerebral palsy. Over a one year period 430 children were followed. There are three research summaries currently available on the Can Child website - Conceptual Model of the Move and PLAY Stu ... Read on »
Importance of Nutrition and Play For Children With ADHD by Swarnam J. Posted Mon 12 Mar 2012 2:46am photo courtesy of http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/images/view_photog.php?photogid=503 Inattentiveness, over activity and impulsivity or a combination of these symptoms may be termed Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It is the most common childhood disorder which is more prevalent in boys t ... Read on »
Exposure to a widely used chemical in utero leads to less masculine play in male children by Sally Kneidel Patient Expert Posted Wed 06 Jan 2010 12:00am Boys exposed in the womb to chemicals called phthalates are less likely to engage in masculine play during childhood.  So says a study soon to be published in the International Journal of Andrology.  Masculine play was defined as playing with guns, cars, trucks and other toys typically favored by boys.  The greater the exposure during pregnancy, ... Read on »