Choose the package that fits your needs best
Start with unlimited course access and progress tracking
This package is for those interested in play as a therapy for their autistic child, but want to try it out first on their own time.
Unlimited course access + 3 months training and support
This 3 month package is for parents who are ready to take action, but want more guidance from an experienced professional.
Unlimited course access + 6 months training and support
You know play is effective for you and your child, you have a dedicated team, now all you need is some top notch training and support. Get trained, get focused and get results!
|Parent Quick Start||Rapid Results||Accelerated Growth|
|Quick Start Course includes:|
|Inspiring your child’s social awakening||Parent Quick Start||Rapid Results||Accelerated Growth|
|Expanding your chid’s social attention span||Parent Quick Start||Rapid Results||Accelerated Growth|
|Harnessing the power of shared enjoyment||Parent Quick Start||Rapid Results||Accelerated Growth|
|Building strong language foundations||Parent Quick Start||Rapid Results||Accelerated Growth|
|Growing your child’s language ability||Parent Quick Start||Rapid Results||Accelerated Growth|
|Exploring the world of imagination play||Parent Quick Start||Rapid Results||Accelerated Growth|
|Going from solitary play to dynamic interaction||Parent Quick Start||Rapid Results||Accelerated Growth|
|Specific Package Features|
|Final Quizzes and Certificates||Parent Quick Start||Rapid Results||Accelerated Growth|
|Child Progress Tracking||Parent Quick Start||Rapid Results||Accelerated Growth|
|Unlimited access to course library||Parent Quick Start||Rapid Results||Accelerated Growth|
|Email Support||Parent Quick Start||Rapid Results||Accelerated Growth|
|Assessment and Planning Consultation||Parent Quick Start||Rapid Results1 session||Accelerated Growth2 sessions|
|Parent Consultation||Parent Quick Start||Rapid Results2 sessions||Accelerated Growth3 sessions|
|Video Review Consultation||Parent Quick Start||Rapid Results3 sessions||Accelerated Growth8 sessions|
|Group Training||Parent Quick Start||Rapid Results||Accelerated Growth2 sessions|
Parent Quick Start
Play therapy is the hottest treatment trend for special needs kids, and you've never seen anyone play like Aaron. He's like a Child Whisperer on Red Bull. Graham would ride the wave of Aaron's energy, sometimes playing for 4 hours straight! You could almost see the neurons firing.
Aaron was so effective at deeply connecting with Matthew and with us. He was persistent in such a loving way that he enabled Matthew to participate in lengthy and powerful interactions. At one point, Matthew was trying to get his words out, but he was laughing so hard that the request was broken up by his joy instead of his frustration. I am not sure I can convey what a meaningful moment that was for me.
Our Quick Start course is made up of seven teaching segments each with it’s set of lessons. Informative interesting articles, clear video examples, final quizzes and a data tracker to keep notes on your play sessions so that you can keep tabs on your child's development.
Every course segment comes with a final quiz and guided exercises. Basic certification is granted with completion of the entire course and acts as a prerequisite for professional certification.
Keep simple notes and targeted data points so that you can observe your child’s progress and where they might need more attention.
Many online courses give you a limited amount of time to complete the course work. We believe in your motivation to help your child and understand how busy parents lives can be. That’s why we decided that once you buy the course it’s yours for as long as you need!
Sometimes we have questions that can’t wait for our next consultation. For our Rapid Results and Accelerated Growth packages we’ve included email support. Email Aaron your question and he’ll get back to you with as complete an answer as he can give.
This consultation is our starting point, it serves as a way for Aaron to really understand your specific circumstance to create a baseline for where your child is and map for where we want to go. Parents send Aaron some video footage of their child and then together combine the parents expertise with their child and Aaron’s expertise with autism to formulate a plan moving forward.
These 50 minute consults serve to help coach parents through a particular challenge they are having with their child. It can also be used as a way to keep parents on track with their child, kind of like a personal trainer. Scheduling regular consults is very helpful keeping parents motivated and supported.
Video reviews are the best way to accelerate your learning and effectiveness with your child. Send Aaron 20 minutes of video footage of you playing with your child, he’ll watch your video, take notes and then review it with you. You’ll receive valuable insights into how you can change your play style to really launch your child’s development.
These trainings serve to gel your team of players you’ve gathered around your child. Parents send in up to 3 video recordings of them or their team working with their child. Aaron will review the video and conduct an online training with your entire team. This is a great way to provide consistency to your child, getting everyone on the same page and understanding what you’re doing for your child.
Meet your play therapy team
Aaron began his career working with children as a classroom teacher for preschool and kindergarten ages. After leaving teaching he started working with children on the autism spectrum in 1999 and knew immediately that this was his calling. Although he began working in ABA, after a few years he realized that the behavioral approach wasn’t for him. That’s when he found play therapy for autism at the Autism Treatment Center of America where he trained and worked for five years. Since venturing out on his own, Aaron has traveled all over the world, teaching parents and professionals how to play with children on the autism spectrum as a way to cultivate social development. All of those experiences shaped the content you’ll find on this site.
Since the autism therapy Aaron provides usually involves traveling to the homes of the families he works with, it became apparent early on, that the number of families he could help was very limited. Aaron developed the course work on this site in order to bring the developmental benefits of play to as many families as possible.
Kim Scott DeLand, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a Certified Speech-Language Pathologist who is passionate about her work and dedicated to ensure that families will receive a high standard of personalized and professional care. Kim believes that parental involvement is crucial to the success of a child’s speech and language development. She encourages parents to get involved with their child’s therapy and helps them take an active role in their child’s development.
Kim’s philosophy is to establish a loving connection with her clients and to infuse fun into her speech therapy sessions. She uses her expertise to design a program unique for each child. Kids learn best through play, therefore her sessions are structured around play!
Commonly asked questions and answers
This is a bit subjective. Each child and circumstance is so different that responses vary, that being said most children respond initially by simply seeking us out more and showing more spontaneous interest in interaction. Their eye contact tends to increase, they seek less isolation and initiate more social interaction with those around them. I would describe it as a bit of an awakening. Some parents describe a happier, more teachable and available child.
As long as you need! Once you purchase this course it’s yours to keep for as long as you need. You can refer back to it when ever you like and access the tracking tool as well.
It’s a balance. Certainly start with what feels enjoyable and doable for you, because some is better than none. As a guideline we recommend building up to 8 hours a week of 1:1 playtime for your child with either a parent, family member or member of your child's team.
100% YES!! Developmental Play Therapy supports learning and growth in general and more than likely the other educators in your child’s life will comment on how your child has changed and ask you if you’re doing anything different. Because you're focused on developing your child’s interactive attention span and ability to communicate you’re also developing their ability to think and learn!
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