About this Training:
This training focuses on understanding and implementing play therapy theories and approaches with children and families affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
You will need internet access to complete this training.
You will be asked to purchase and read the book Play Based Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Disabilities by Robert Jason Grant
You will also be asked to read through the PowerPoint (this is your training guide), you will also be asked to read articles/readings, watch video clips, and complete experiential activities.
It’s expected that you will complete all the exercises and not skip over any parts of this training. Many of the exercises are referenced on the post exam at the end of the training.
If you are counting this training toward the 150 hours to become an RPT or RPT-S, the 8 hours can be calculated as any combination of 8 toward special topics, 8 toward applicants choice, and 2 of the 8 hours can be counted toward seminal or historically significant theories.
Interventions and approaches! If you are looking for play interventions to use with children with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders this is the training for you! This training focuses on play therapy approaches and techniques that work well with treating autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. A general overview of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders will be provided. How play therapy can be a viable treatment approach for autism is also reviewed. Special considerations in using play therapy and in creating directive techniques will be covered. Several directive play therapy interventions will be explained, special considerations when using play therapy with neurodevelopmental disorders will be presented, and strategies for developing play therapy interventions will be discussed. This training includes PowerPoint, video clips, and experiential exercises. The book Play Based Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Disabilities by Robert Jason Grant is required to purchase and read while completing this training.
1) Implement play therapy approaches to treat neurodevelopmental disorders including autism spectrum disorder and ADHD.
2) Identify evidence supported play therapy approaches for working with children and adolescents affected by neurodevelopmental disorders.
3) Describe several structured play therapy interventions for children and adolescents affected by neurodevelopmental disorders.
4) Describe special considerations when implementing play therapy approaches with children with neurodevelopmental disorders.
5) Explain how to design a play therapy intervention and playroom set up when implementing play therapy with children with autism.
6) Outline the most common neurodevelopmental disorders as defined by the DSM V.
7) Discuss parent involvement as an evidence based practice when working with children with neurodevelopmental disorders.
8) Identify play therapy approaches that incorporate parents and family members as change agents.
Dr. Robert Jason Grant is a licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, and Advanced Certified Autism Specialist. He owns and operates the Robert Jason Grant Ed.D AutPlay Therapy Clinic.
Dr. Grant specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD), ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
He is the creator of AutPlay® Therapy, an ASD and neurodevelopmental disorders therapy incorporating play therapy, behavioral therapy, and relationship development approaches. He is also a Certified Autism Movement Therapy provider and trained in many established ASD treatment approaches. Dr. Grant is also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy, a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder/trauma related therapy for children and adults.
Dr. Grant is an international speaker and keynote presenter having presented for the American Counseling Association, Association for Play Therapy, American Mental Health Counselors Association, and The World Autism Congress. He is a multi-published author of several articles, book chapters, and books including the following best-selling books:
Understanding ASD, A Workbook for Children and Teens
Let’s Play, A Relationship Skill Building Book Game
Dr. Grant is a founding board member for the non-profit organization Stars for Autism. He is a current board member for the Association for Play Therapy. He is also a part time instructor in the Play Therapy Certificate program at Mid America Nazarene University (MNU). You may contact Dr. Grant to schedule an appointment or inquire about scheduling him to speak at your support group, workshop, or seminar. Feel free to connect with him via his Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts. If you have questions for Dr. Grant you may email him at email@example.com.
APT credits available as listed in the course description are provided by Dr. Robert Jason Grant, EdD., LPC, RPT-S, ACAS, approved provider 12-318. Play Therapy Credit is available to mental health professionals only as listed in each course description. Courses that do not qualify for play therapy credit are clearly listed.
Dr. Robert Jason Grant is also a Certified Training Partner for the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). Please contact Dr. Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org. to request further information.
Technical support for this course is provided by Jennifer Taylor of Jennifer Taylor Play Therapy Service, LLC.