Developmental Play Therapy for Autism Let your child's playtime cultivate social communication

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Why use Developmental Play Therapy?

The biggest challenge facing children with autism spectrum disorder is social communication. Eye contact, language, attention span, nonverbal communication and social flexibility are just a few of the skills needed to succeed in the social world. When you play with your child you increase their ability to have an extended social interaction. When your child's ability to interact increases so to does their ability to make relationships and learn. Time spent playing with your child now, means clearer more effective social communication later.

Increased eye contact and social referencing

To learn from others we must look at other people's faces.

Nonverbal communication

Roughly 75% of clear communication is NON-verbal, words alone don't get it done. Gestures and imitation are crucial to succeeding in relationships and learning.

Natural language development

Learning in a play setting allows your child to “pick up” language in a fun context and use it spontaneously, giving it more meaning and value.

Longer interactive attention spans

The foundation for all social growth is a strong interactive attention span. This alone can change your child's life experience for the better!

Make social interaction and relationships enjoyable

Play is, has and always will be the main way in which we learn to be social beings. In order to do this we have to be internally motivated to seek out interaction.

Parent instruction

Clear simple instructional videos that will help you teach your child, while also deepening your relationship with them.

Parent implemented

Watch the video lessons and implement what you've learned immediately.

Support from a developmental play specialist

Attend the monthly Q&A's with founder of Play.Connect.Grow. and play therapy specialist, Aaron DeLand.

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