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PLAY Project Consultant Certification Training – In-Person October 21-22, 2015, Chicago, IL

October 21, 2015 @ 8:30 am - October 22, 2015 @ 3:00 pm

Certified PLAY Project Consultants become experts in this evidence-based, intensive early intervention program created by Richard Solomon, MD, autism expert and developmental and behavioral pediatrician. Guided by the 7 Circles of The PLAY Project, Consultants coach parents to playfully engage their child while modelling methods and techniques, and documenting the child’s progress. Parents then learn to become more sensitive, responsive, and effective in their interactions with their child. As a result, the child becomes more interested in interacting with their caregivers, leading to improvements in development and social skills.  PLAY Project is considered a parent-mediated model for autism intervention.   Interested in learning more?  Contact us here.

Introducing our First Hybrid Course:  Partially In-Person and Partially Online!

The certification program, facilitated by Dr. Solomon and team, includes an in-person training seminar along with advanced case studies, on-going supervision, online meetings, and distance coursework designed to promote mastery of the program. This in-person training is the first step toward earning the certified PLAY Project consultant credential. Topics include: an advanced look at autism and sensory processing issues in young children; in-depth training in the PLAY Project program; assessment of the child’s developmental profile to track and communicate progress with the child’s family; how to create a PLAY plan for a child that supports social and emotional growth; and advanced topics such as managing family issues. Consultants also learn how to launch the PLAY Project program in their organization  or private practice. Prerequisite: Master’s Degree or equivalent work experience.

Continued Education (CEUs):
Certificates of attendance will be issued to all participants at the completion of the course.

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Certification Training Learning Objectives:
After the certification training, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the core components of the PLAY Project autism intervention.
  • Describe the components of an intensive autism intervention including interventions that are categorized as play-based, developmental, and behavioral.
  • Implement methods that help children with autism (1) increase their social interaction and (2) develop a joyous relationship with their caregivers and other adults.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the PLAY Project Model (including the principles, methods, and techniques) and begin helping children with autism and their caregivers in their communities immediately following the certification training.
  • Describe Greenspan’s Functional Developmental Levels (FDLs) and how they relate to the PLAY Project.
  • Identify the behaviors and symptoms of children who have sensory processing challenges.
  • Describe how a child’s unique profile is created and develop a plan to improve the child’s social interaction based on the profile.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify developmental progress and PLAY Project methods and techniques through the review of video case studies.
  • Explain the 7 Circles of PLAY and how they related to the PLAY Project Early Intervention Program.
  • Identify and address example challenges of parents and caregivers such as family dynamics, professional boundaries, and child’s diagnosis of ASD.



October 21, 2015 @ 8:30 am
October 22, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
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