Managing free time for children diagnosed with Autism and/or ADHD can be tough and confusing. Holly Blanc Moses, of the Wired Differently Podcast, and I dive in and chat about two different play patterns that I have noticed in my work with families. I previously wrote about this idea in a blog post last year. For more info, you can read that blog post HERE.
The Never Leaves You Alone Player
Has trouble playing alone
Maybe hyperactive and/or have a short attention span
Says, "I'm bored!" and "There's nothing to do!"
Doesn't want to be alone
The Blissful Solo Player
Happy to play alone
Plays with a highly preferred toy or activity for long periods of time
May resist social interaction
We discuss how to:
Understand and manage time
Increase time playing alone and playing with others
Decrease anxiety related to free time
Improve parent-child interactions
Listen to the Podcast episode HERE!
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