This course will teach play therapists about the many faces of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and neurodiversity which may be encountered in clinical practice. With the rate of ASD growing yearly, play therapists serve a critical role in supporting children and families with development of play and social skills using evidence-based, family-sensitive, playful, naturalistic, and developmentally-appropriate interventions. This includes cutting-edge models, such as Naturalistic Developmental Behavior Interventions (NDBI), including Joint Attention, Symbolic Play, Engagement & Regulation (JASPER), the application of the Lifter Play Scales using the Pretend Play & Language Assessment & Curriculum (PPLAC), and more traditional play therapy models, such as Theraplay, to work with parent and child.
Other Credits: 7 hours of continuing education credit
Note: Applies toward the Certificate in Play Therapy.
Course requires prework. The date for this live Zoom-delivered class is Saturday, June 27th, 2020. Enrollment will close 1 week prior to allow time for home instruction, which will reduce the time for our online instruction. On Friday, June 19th, the instructor will email participants instructions for a required 2-hour home project. This assignment must be emailed back to the instructor by noon Friday, June 26th, 2020. This project will be used in the live class on Saturday, June 27th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please be prepared to share in small groups.
Course Number: FPM-40650
Credit: 0.50 unit(s)