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Richard Solomon, MD

Richard Solomon, MD

A leader in the field of autism, Richard Solomon, MD, has more than 25 years of experience working with thousands of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. In one of the largest and most rigorous research studies in the U.S., The PLAY Project was shown to be evidence based: parents can learn to improve their relationship with their child and children in the study showed significant improvement in several measure of development. He has worked with Mr. Rogers, T. Barry Brazelton, Stanley Greenspan and Ivar Lovaas. He is currently in private practice as a developmental and behavioral pediatrician in Ann Arbor, MI.

Play, Autism & The PLAY Project

Friday, 21 October 2016
Play, Autism & The PLAY Project

Just today in the New York Times there was an opinion piece by Paul Tough entitled, To Help Children, Coach Their Parents, about research on young children who were at high risk for developmental and behavioral problems in Jamaica. 

What did they coach the parents to do? Promote more educational activities? Nope. 

Use techniques to help children improve their behavior? Guess again. 

Play more? Yes! 

Parents in one arm of the research study were coached to spend time enjoying being with their child in a fun and interactive way with long term positive impacts on I.Q., less aggressive behavior and better self control.