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What tasks can i use in playschool for a 2yr old who may have a disorder?

Child comes into toddler group looks around and heads straight to any object in the room e.g sand, building blocks etc and throws them around the room, making loads of noise and not listen to staff
In Topics: Learning styles and differences, My child's growth and development
> 60 days ago

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Wayne Yankus
Sep 16, 2011
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What the Expert Says:

This questions needs more detail.  Most two year olders have very limited attention span and are often attracted and distracted easily. If the implication is the child has a "disorder" such as autism, I would comment to the parent that it may be helpful to have him checked first by his pediatrician. Ask about what he does at home, what is the home like?, and are there many siblings competing for attention. What is the rest of the class like in behavior? do some homework and best wishes in resolving this issue. Simply put, this child may not yet be ready for a toddler group.

Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics

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