Benefits of Staff Training
Benefits of training your staff for PLAY Project Certification
PLAY Project Certification Training fully prepares professionals (SLP, OT, MSW, MEd, PhD, MD) in community organizations to deliver evidence-based, intensive early intervention to families of young children with autism.
Our manualized, practical approach to parent-implemented intervention has helped hundreds of professionals to provide needed services to parents and children in their communities. For details on our certification programs click here.
“We trained several of our staff in the The PLAY Project Certification training and they were taking care of families within 2 months! They loved the training and we’re seeing benefits to our families already.
– The Childhood League
Some of the benefits of establishing PLAY Project services at your organization:
PLAY Project training is focused on preparing professionals. Armed with new techniques and approaches, trainees build stronger connections with children with autism and help create joyful interactions between the child and their parents.
One full-time Certified PLAY Project Consultant can serve up to 25 families on their caseload; or PLAY Project services can be offered on a part time basis, allowing professionals to continue offering their primary services (e.g. speech therapy or occupational therapy).
Newly trained Certified PLAY Project Consultants can begin offering PLAY Project services immediately.
Training includes an implementation blueprint for how to integrate PLAY Project autism intervention into your other services.
PLAY Project services typically take place in the child’s home and PLAY project activities do not require special toys.
PLAY Project research outcomes show significant improvement in child’s social skills (increased shared attention and initiation), compliance, social emotional development, and autism symptomatology. Additional outcomes: improvements in parent-child interaction and decreased parent stress and depression.
Our licensed providers enjoy the use of customizable marketing materials and content to help them promote their PLAY Project program. Organizations are also listed in the PLAY Project Directory.
Online training in various PLAY Project and program development topics are offered to our certified consultants and all staff at licensed providers.
Parents (and professionals) love this joyful intervention!