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How to use toys to help a child with a cognitive disorder
Q: I have a 4-year-old with a cognitive and speech disorder. She loves to go to Head Start, and I want some advice on how to use your products to assist in her development.
Janice Baltimore
A: If you haven’t already, check with your daughter’s teachers and therapists about skills you could help her work on. I’m sure they have ideas about how you could use toys and play to help your daughter develop the skills she needs. When you have time, browse through other sections of the Fisher-Price® website where you’ll find lots of helpful information and hints about how to extend play and how to help your daughter get the most out of toys. I developed the play suggestions, and I hope they provide you with alternatives and insights to enhance your daughter’s thinking and language skills as she plays.
Kathleen Alfano Ph.D. Director of Child Research at Fisher-Price®