Emily Hanlon

Also known as “The Playful Psychologist”, Emily is a Clinical Psychologist with specific interest in difficulties including Autism, ADHD, mood-related disorders, anxiety, and other behavioural concerns. She’s passionate about what play means for the brain and its impact on children’s day-to-day lives.

Articles written by Emily

5 steps for choosing the right daily routine for your family
Daily routines play a crucial role in child development. From wake up times, to bedtime routines, to meal times, play times, school time and so on. A solid routine can provide the consistency and predictability that children thrive on, and that takes the guesswork out of the day for them. 
How our kids learn to play: The stages of development
Learning through play is one of the most important (and also most underrated) ways that children learn, grow, and develop. In fact, most social and emotional development occurs through play experiences.