Play Therapy Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

8 Hours Play Therapy Non-Contact Provided by Robert Jason Grant Ed.D (APT Approved Provider #12-318 IBCCES Training Partner #CE159432) No NBCC Credit Available | taught by Robert Jason Grant, EdD, LPC, RPT-S, ACAS

Course description

Participants must purchase the book – Play Based Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Developmental Disabilities by Robert Jason Grant.  Book is sold separately and is not provided through this course. 

Interventions, interventions and more interventions! If you are looking for play interventions to use with children with ASD 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 techniques 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.

Learning Objectives:
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.

Robert  Jason Grant, EdD, LPC, RPT-S, ACAS
Robert Jason Grant, EdD, LPC, RPT-S, ACAS

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:

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 FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn accounts. If you have questions for Dr. Grant you may email him at