Curiosity is the key to learning. Without it, you are just being compliant. Your mind can be elsewhere. You will not remember what was presented, you will not integrate the information into your own repertoire.
Sometimes, behaviors get in the way of learning and a child being truly curious. For this reason, Barbara Avila teamed up with Kristie Pretty-Fronczak to develop guides for teachers and parents to tame behaviors or to calm the chaos.
The concept of C2U or Curiosity to You was born out of years of dedicated research and experience in the field of autism by Barbara Avila. Current research is demonstrating the extreme importance of joint attention for children who later develop autism. The challenges associated with not having neurological systems primed for joint attention and subsequent social engagement can be later seen in the hyper focus on objects, topics, “sticky” attention, and the cognitive differences seen in autism.
By focusing squarely and deliberately on the Curiosity to You concept and subsequent synchrony with your child and/or student, you can make real and lasting change neurologically that can guide that child to learn more naturally. Yes, the earlier you start the better but it is truly never too late. And if you think this is an easy concept and/or something your child already does? Think again. Every parent, teacher, and guide Barbara has worked with has been lacking the understanding of this importance and how challenging it truly is for their student and/or child. We urge you to take these steps today. Here is Barbara’s blog to explain the concept step by step.