Paula Brownyard, M.Ed., and Head of the School of Education, Lambuth University says, "Play teaches children to make friends.
Without this interaction with others, they fail to develop social skills.
And without appropriate social skills, children may become angry and act out.
When this happens, other children avoid them."
When working with children with special needs, Brownyard
believes that play is essential to building skills.
suggests that parents incorporate play in their child's natural environment.
Paula Brownyard, M.Ed., Head of the School of Education, Lambuth University, Jackson, TN.