AutPlay Therapy

The Yes and No of Social Navigation Work with Neurodivergent Children
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The Yes and No of Social Navigation Work with Neurodivergent Children

The term “social navigation” functions as an umbrella term, covering a wide scope and variety of social related awareness, strengths, needs, and experiences which range from simple to more complex. A person’s social navigation is often interpersonal, specific behaviors that involves an individual in interaction (or lack thereof) with others in an environment. The extent…

Integrating Apps in Play Therapy
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Visual Schedules: Relational and Playful

Visual schedules and task/activity completion visuals have existed for a long time. These types of interventions or supports have been used for children, both neurotypical and Neurodivergent, to provide help and success with several constructs. They can be created in many ways – pictures, words, dry erase boards, computer programs, etc. I have personally enjoyed…

AutPlay® Therapy: Integrating Play, Parents, and Children into an Affirming Therapeutic Process
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AutPlay® Therapy: Integrating Play, Parents, and Children into an Affirming Therapeutic Process

AutPlay Therapy is an integrative family play therapy framework designed to address the mental health needs of neurodivergent children (autistic, ADHD, learning differences, sensory differences, Tourette syndrome, giftedness/twice exceptional, intellectual developmental disorder, developmental disabilities, etc.). The AutPlay Therapy process can be utilized to address a variety of concerns and need areas that neurodivergent children may…