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Wes Hamner

Lead Playworker in The Parrish School – Since 1983, in Houston, the Parish School has been educating children from 2 to 12 years old with communication difficulties and learning differences, empowering them with the tools for success. This nationally recognized special needs school in Houston offers education for the whole family within the setting of a campus with an on-site pediatric therapy clinic, The Carruth Center. The guidelines of her academic approach are communication, social learning, nature, independence and the arts. The Adventure Park is an environment where children create their own worlds and build their own play space with a variety of tools and scrap: wood, hammers, nails, paint, meters of fabric, pallets, and lots of freedom. Children are supported by adult playworkers, a unique approach that puts the child's ideas and goals first.

 

 

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Lead Playworker in The Parrish School – Since 1983, in Houston, the Parish School has been educat