Promoting Positive Interaction through Play and Creativity. Diana Seach Autism Cymru 2008. The foundations of social, emotional and cognitive development. emotion. awareness of self. awareness of others. flexibility. motivation. interaction. shared language. behaviour . empathy.
Diana Seach 2007
Interactive Play involves: development
The neuroscience of play development
Play and learning development
When only the rational aspects of learning and development are stressed we deprive children of the full range of human ability to think.
Stories and Narratives are stressed we deprive children of the full range of human ability to think.
It is through stories and narratives that children with autism are able to communicate their inner mind and express their unique understanding of the world around them.
Promoting positive interaction and emotional well-being are stressed we deprive children of the full range of human ability to think.
Developing play and creativity are stressed we deprive children of the full range of human ability to think.
Play develops creativity, intellectual competence, emotional strength and stability and feelings of joy and pleasure, the habit of being happy.
Piers and Landau.1980