The Wall Street Journal is running a story connecting the decline of play with the rise of sensory issues. You’re probably familiar with kids who have sensory issues, even if those issues haven’t been identified.
It’s a growing problem that can be difficult to identify/diagnose, even for experienced teachers. Children with sensory issues are often labelled as troublemakers (or defiant or overly sensitive), and instead of getting the treatment they need, they get discipline. Read the full article right here.