The Waldon Approach, named after its creator the neurologist Geoffrey Waldon, is an intervention designed to help children with developmental disabilities.
The Waldon Approach aims to provide a range of learning experiences through practical activities, such as sorting and pairing blocks. Those learning experiences provide a framework for children to encounter and practice all the normal development stages which they may have missed.
Waldon believed that children who followed his approach would gain what he called a 'fundamental general understanding' of themselves through self-motivated, effortful, independent, pleasurable early play.
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