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Routines Are Important

Consistent routines provide a sense of predictability for young children. The brain feels comfortable and safe when it knows what to expect next. To establish a consistent routine, understanding children’s brains and trying some of the following tips, you will be able to more easily reach this goa read more

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Autism and Play

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