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), more traditional play therapy models, such as Theraplay and DIR/Floortime (the Developmental, Individual Difference, Relationship-based model), and application of the Lifter Play Scale to identify play targets.
Other Credits: 7 hours of continuing education credit
Note: Applies toward the Certificate in Play Therapy.
Course Number: FPM-40650
Credit: 0.50 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Play Therapy
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6/6/2020 - 6/6/2020