The Power of Play for Children With Autism
Symptoms of autism include difficulty processing sensory information like textures, sounds, smells, tastes, light, and movement. This can make ordinary situations feel overwhelming for children with autism. This is where learning-through-play is so important. Brynjar’s story is just one example of the importance of mind-stimulating play sessions. He gained confidence in himself after building something with his hands. He is now able to communicate better with the outside world. Play sessions also help children develop fine and gross motor skills, visual tracking, hand/eye coordination, as well as socialization and cooperation with others.