neurodiversity

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…

The Play Therapy Room and The Sensory Different Child
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The Play Therapy Room and The Sensory Different Child

Children with sensory differences may start to become dysregulated when they enter the lobby or waiting room of a clinic. The lighting, the noise level, specific sounds, the odors, etc. could be extremely uncomfortable or painful for the child. Thus, before the child ever finds themselves in the play therapy room, they have already started…