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Worth Repeating: LEGOs as Play Therapy for Autism

[Source:  Special Ed Post]

by Carlo Pandian
Naturally adverse to dealing with new situations and communicating with other people, children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) face numerous challenges in dealing with day to day life in which new situations come as part of the landscape.  Early diagnosis and treatments are believed to be crucial to develop the personalities of those with the condition and in helping them to learn to cope with the world around them.  As clinicians and specialists are developing an earlier diagnosis for individuals, it is becoming easier for parents and carers to take simple steps to help develop essential skills and abilities in their children.  Play is an integral part of the development of any child and it’s through play that parents of those with ASD can encourage creativity and the ability to react to change and to respond positively.
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