Using Play Therapy to Address Sensory Processing Challenges
8 Hours Play Therapy Non-Contact Provided by Robert Jason Grant Ed.D (APT Approved Provider #12-318) NBCC Clock Hours: 8 NBCC ACEP #6595
About This Training:
Participants must purchase the book – Understanding Sensory Differences: A Neurodiversity Affirming Guidebook for Children and Teens by Robert Jason Grant. Book is sold separately and is not provided through this course. The book can be purchased on Amazon and other online retailers.
This is a non-contact online/home study training that focuses on using play therapy approaches and interventions to address sensory processing differences in children and adolescents.
You will need internet access to complete this training.
You will 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.
The Autplay Therapy Clinic – Robert Jason Gran Ed.D is solely responsible for the creation, content, and continuing education hours of each home study training. The AutPlay Therapy Clinic – Robert Jason Grant Ed.D utilizes Jen Taylor Play Therapy as a hosting site for home study and online trainings. Any technical issue such as not being able to login to a training should be directed to Jen Taylor Play Therapy firstname.lastname@example.org. All governance issues related to any training should be directed to The AutPlay Therapy Clinic – Robert Jason Grant Ed.D. If you have any questions, contact us at email@example.com.
This training explores using play therapy approaches and interventions to address sensory processing differences through neurodiversity affirming lens. The concept of neurodiversity will be covered including understanding the sensory different neurodivergent child. An overview of the sensory processing system will be covered along with descriptors of the eight sensory processing areas. The benefits of non-directive and structured play therapy will be covered as well as the foundations for using play therapy with sensory needs. The concept of a sensory regulation play time will be defined and explored. Several play therapy inventions designed to help with sensory needs will be explained and presented through book examples and session video clips. Current research will be presented, and participants will have the opportunity to understand how to create a sensory friendly play room. This training requires participants to purchase and read the book Understanding Sensory Differences: A Neurodiversity Affirming Guidebook for Children and Teens by Robert Jason Grant.
1) Define what is meant by sensory processing differences and how these differences can present in play therapy sessions.
2) Identify several play therapy interventions that can be used to address sensory needs.
3) Describe the eight sensory processing areas, screening processes, and implementing a neurodiversity affirming approach.
4) Outline a sensory regulation play time to help children with sensory and regulation needs.
5) Identify how to make a play therapy room and office spaces sensory friendly.
6) Conceptualize the foundations of using a neurodiversity affirming play therapy construct with sensory different children.
7) Define hyper and hypo responses in regard to sensory processing.
8) Explain research related to play, play therapy, and sensory processing.
This training is approved for 8 CE Hrs for the below continuing education bodies. Upon completion of the training materials, training evaluation, and post exam (with a score of 80% or higher), the training certificate of completion will be issued to the participant.
- Robert Jason Grant Ed.D APT Approved Provider #12-318 for continuing education. If you are counting this training toward the 150 hours to become an RPT or RPT-S, the 8 CE Hrs can be calculated as any combination of 8 toward special topics, 8 toward applicants’ choice, or any combination of these.
- AutPlay Therapy Clinic has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6595. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. AutPlay Therapy Clinic is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Understanding Sensory Differences: A Neurodiversity Affirming Guidebook for Children and Teens
Using Play Therapy to Address Sensory Processing Challenges Powerpoint
Charlie’s sensory diet
References & Resources
Course Evaluation (Required)