- confidence, creativity, curiosity, ideas, imagination, sequencing and adaptation skills
- ability to socialise with others; ability to explore different play modalities (e.g. pretend play, sensory play, role play, etc.);
- ability to communicate and use their bodies in a fun and social way
- resilience and flexibility when playing with others
Our Development Through Play Specialist works using a relationship based social-emotional development approach taking into consideration each child’s unique play styles, passions and preferences. She works in collaboration with the DIRFloortime® certified Occupational Therapist and DIRFloortime® certified Speech Pathologist to facilitate the child’s/young person’s regulation, shared attention, engagement, reciprocal interactions, and problem solving. She uses Play Therapy principles with school-aged children who have difficulty socialising with others, understanding relationships and fitting in with their peers. Through play, she can explore a variety of themes and support the children/young people develop skills such as flexibility, adaptability, resilience, friendships, sharing, social and family norms, fears, beliefs and values, social communication, comprehension and connection. The Early Childhood Educator uses assessment tools together with the child’s/young person’s parents and educators to determine what areas of play, interaction and social development the child or young person may need the most support in. Please contact us to find out more information.