The Importance of Play Skills for Social Communication


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  • FAQ: What is so important about play? 

 Play fosters Self Concept, emotional engagement with others, and the ability to self regulate. It facilitates the child’s understanding of the environment (i.e. the structure and routine, rules, and expectations of said environment). It provides social referencing through empathy (i.e. it integrates emotional and cognitive development through perspective, AKA Theory of Mind).

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