[Source: Friendship Circle]
My son is the type who loves checklists, schedules, scripts, anything that will make his life predictable.
But life isn’t predictable. Sooner or later, there will be a problem that he has to solve on his own. Everyone must learn how to adapt.
Concrete thinking and rigid, inflexible habits are prominent features of many neurological conditions and some types of cognitive impairments. In these cases, creativity may not come naturally – it must be taught in order to develop more flexible habits and thought patterns.
The therapeutic benefits of creative outlets such as drawing, writing, photography and storytelling are well-documented in medical literature. Moreover, creative thinking and problem solving are necessary life skills for everyone.