Virtually Gorton: Parenting Series – Passion For Play
A Passion for Play: Developing and Fostering a Sense of Play in Your Child and Yourself
Gorton has partnered with Kick Start Pediatric Therapy Network to offer a 4 workshop virtual parenting series!
In a world of “screen time,” how much “play time” does your child need? Erika Larson will explore the purpose of play, walk parents through the developmental stages of play skills, offer parenting strategies to foster and improve a child’s play skills, and also give parents new ideas on how best to play with their child.
Author: Erika Larson, M.Ed., DT – Clinical Director – Kick Start Pediatric Therapy Network
Erika Larson, M.Ed., DT, Owner, Clinical Director – Kick Start Pediatric Therapy Network
Erika Larson, holds a Master’s degree in Special Education, a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Theatre Studies and is a Developmental Therapist . She has an advanced certificate in DIR/Floortime, is a Certified PLAY Project Consultant In Training. She is also the co-founder of the National Pediatric Developmental Differences Forum. Erika has been working with families for the past 20 years and is often asked to consult with parents around the topics of development, education and best parenting practices. She specializes in helping children on the autism spectrum, those with ADHD, developmental delays and general anxiety and depression. Also a mom of two precocious boys, Erika is a true “problem solver” and adores helping parents find solutions so that “every day can be a good day.” Originally trained as an actor, Erika has taken her passion for performing and transformed it into a passion for play. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, eating at well-reviewed restaurants, tending to her garden and chickens in Highland Park, IL and killing it at karaoke.
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