Play Therapy

Play Therapy and the Neurodivergent Child: A Parent’s Guide
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Play Therapy and the Neurodivergent Child: A Parent’s Guide

Play is the natural language of all children regardless of diagnosis, disability, or developmental issue. It is the most organic process for children to express troubling thoughts and feelings that are both conscious and unconscious. Play makes learning an enjoyable and engaging experience and provides the best method to impart information needed by children to…

Play therapists and the terminology of autism
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Play therapists and the terminology of autism

When discussing autism, terminology is significant, and much has been discussed about the use of identity vs person first language when referencing autism. An example of identity first language would be “autistic child” or autistic individuals.” An example of person first language would be “child with autism” or “individuals with autism.” A basic inquiry in…

AutPlay® Therapy and the Virtual Sandtray App (VSA)
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AutPlay® Therapy and the Virtual Sandtray App (VSA)

Research supports that autistic individuals are often drawn to technology more so than their neurotypical peers (Goldsmith & LeBlanc, 2004), and incorporating technology-based interventions (especially those that have shown promise in addressing the needs of neurodivergent clients), becomes a logical therapy process. The increasing popularity, affordability, accessibility, and availability of technology devices have influenced research…