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How does the PLAY Project help my child with autism?
You are your child’s first and best teacher and you know your child better than anyone else. PLAY Project is considered a parent-mediated autism intervention. The PLAY Project Consultant assesses your child’s developmental and behavioral changes at each visit. The assessment is used to develop the child’s individualized PLAY Plan: a set of techniques and activities designed to help your child reach these outcomes:
- Increased caregiver/parent and child interaction
- Increased social interaction of child with autism
- Improved social-emotional development of child with autism
- Improved autism-related diagnostic category/symptoms including behavioral compliance.
Our certified PLAY Project Consultants are specialists in the fields of child development and autism spectrum disorders who are trained to educate, guide, and support you as you learn to nurture your child’s social and emotional development, but we consider you, as parents and caregivers, to be the expert on your child.
For detailed information about The PLAY Project Home Consultation Program, please visit the FAQ for Parents page.
It is no small doubt in my mind, after my experience, that PLAY Project is a prerequisite for children with autism to receive within the span of their early brain development. This is absolutely vital for parents of children with autism to understand. It is also clear that you are an excellent therapist and friend. We are very lucky to have met you!
—Jared M. Brooks in a letter to his certified PLAY Project Consultant