Five Things your Autistic Child Wished You Knew About Gaming

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Five Things your Autistic Child Wished You Knew About Gaming


Concerns around children gaming all day is the number one question that I get asked. Honestly, I can be doing a webinar, or hosting a talk on just about any unschooling subject and gaming always comes up in the Q&A.
I wonder if it’s because it wasn’t as accessible when we were younger. I’m going to age myself by recalling the days when we had to sit and wait for dial up internet connection and gaming had a very minor role in our day to day lives. Or maybe I wasn’t that interested in it?
I remember my dad playing MorrisMinor on a Spectrum ZX in our home. And having Snake on my first mobile phone. The difference between that and now is immense. The standard of games. The variety. The choices in game play. I wonder if the uncertainty for us comes from it not being a normal part of our lives when we were growing up.
But, it is part of your child’s life. It is part of their norm. And it is here to stay.
 Dr Naomi Fisher and I talk from both our professional backgrounds about the psychology of gaming and how it aids learning, as well as from our own experiences of enabling our own children to game freely, this is not to be missed!
Maybe you will discover the joys of gaming and just how glorious it can be!

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Nurturing Neurodiversity
Nurturing Neurodiversity

Naomi and Heidi provide webinars and courses for families and professionals working alongside children with additional needs. They bring together their professional backgrounds in clinical psychology and education with their own life experience to offer compassionate programmes. 

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