"My approach to intervention is rooted in respect for child development and focuses on making the mundane meaningful, looking at daily interactions as opportunities for learning and growth while respecting the uniqueness of the individual and family. It’s about setting high expectations for long term quality of life and relationships for individuals on the spectrum and implementing a specific and doable plan to get there one step at a time.”
– Lauren Wilson, LCSW, RDI® Program Certified Consultant

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Quotable Sundays

"Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve." 
-Roger Lewin

This is perhaps one of my favorite quotes of late.  While having a few answers is nice, it's the ability to problem solve in the face of uncertainty that gets us where we want to go.

This week I encourage us all to put some problems at our child's feet.  The competence they gain from working through one is learning that lasts a lifetime.

Daily "Problems" (read opportunities for learning!)
-Allowing disagreements
-Allowing things to stay lost a little longer (Moms, I know you actually know where everything is!)
-Turning off the GPS
-Missing chairs
-Deciding what to wear
-Deciding who goes first

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