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PLAY Project Intensive Workshop & Certification Training: May 18 & 19 – Ann Arbor, MI
May 18, 2017 - May 19, 2017
Two full-days of learning the PLAY Project principles, methods, and techniques.
This professional development opportunity will provide you with an overview of the PLAY Project methods and principles along with case studies to gain immediate skills in helping children with autism. This interactive group learning experience facilitated by Richard Solomon, MD, autism expert and developmental and behavioral pediatrician and the PLAY Project Team. The workshop consists of case studies, video analysis of parent and child interaction, and group activities that develop your skills in play-based, developmental and behavioral techniques for engaging children with autism and other developmental delays.
Who will benefit: Special and general educators, teacher assistants, speech/language pathologists, social workers, psychologists, behavior specialists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, program administrators, and parents and other family members. This workshop can serve as a first step in pursuing the Certified PLAY Project Consultant credential.
- Explain the 7 Circles of PLAY and how they relate to the PLAY Autism Intervention Program when working with children with ASD
- Define intensive autism intervention, including interventions that are categorized as play-based, developmental, and behavioral
- Identify techniques that help improve language, social skills, behavior, development, and play skills of children with autism
- Describe Greenspan’s 6 Functional Developmental Levels (FDLs) and how they relate to The PLAY Project Autism Intervention
- 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 interactions based on this profile
- Implement methods that help children with autism (1) increase their social interaction and (2) develop a joyous relationship with their caregivers and other adults
- Identify developmental progress and PLAY Project methods & techniques through the review of video case studies
- Identify and address sample challenges of parents of children such as family dynamics, professional boundaries and a child diagnosis of ASD