Going from solo play to dynamic interaction
If you have a child with autism you have probably experienced them become exclusive or reptitious or both. People often think of rocking back and forth or lining things up, but this can come in all sorts of forms. Learning how to move with your child through their different states of engagment will deepend your relationship. Building and maintaining trust and rapport is perhaps the most important piece of effective play therapy. Sometimes this means participating in a child’s specific, eccentric or even exclusive and repetitious interests. Investing this time now can reap big developmental rewards later. This course teaches you how to follow a child between exclusive and interactive states of engagement in a way that respects the child and maximizes your interactive time. Putting time and attention into your relationship with your child only benefits your child’s developmental journey.