Implementing Play Therapy with Children with Autism: Rationale, Intervention, and Outcome.

November 15, 2020 7:00PM-9:00 PM ET

Date/ Time:

November 15, 2020 7:00PM-9:00 PM ET

Online- Live Webinar


Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder. Often children with autism experience needs, struggles, and manifestations different from neurotypical children. This webinar will address how play therapy interventions can be used to help children with autism achieve and grow in identified areas of need. Play struggles and strengths will be highlighted, research related to using play therapy with autism will be covered and play therapy interventions will be demonstrated.

Learning Objectives:

    1) Identify how play manifests in children with autism, especially during a play therapy session.
    2) Express how research supports the use of play therapy with children with autism.
    3) Describe at least 4 play therapy interventions that can be used for autism issues.

Course Materials:

  • 3 pieces of white paper
  • Scissors
  • A small paper bag
  • Legos
  • Markers or crayons

Your Instructor

Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S, ACAS
Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S, ACAS

Dr. Grant specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD), ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disorders. He is the creator of AutPlay® Therapy, an ASD and neurodevelopmental disorders approach incorporating play therapy, behavioral therapy, and relationship development approaches. He is also a Certified Autism Movement Therapy provider and trained in many established ASD treatment approaches. Dr. Grant is also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy, a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder/trauma related therapy for children and adults.

Dr. Grant is an international speaker and keynote presenter having presented for the American Counseling Association, Association for Play Therapy, American Mental Health Counselors Association, and The World Autism Congress. He is a multi-published author of several articles, book chapters, and books including the following titles:

AutPlay® Therapy for Children and Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum

Play-Based Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Understanding Sensory Processing Challenges, A Workbook for Children and Teens

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder, A Workbook for Children and Teens

Understanding ADHD: A Workbook for Children and Teens

AutPlay® Therapy Play and Social Skills Groups: A Ten Session Model

Play Therapy Theories and Perspectives: Diversity of Thought in the Field

Dr. Grant is a founding board member for the non-profit organization Stars for Autism. He is currently serving on the board of directors for the Association for Play Therapy. He is also a part time instructor in the Play Therapy Certificate program at Mid America Nazarene University (MNU). Dr. Grant is also a Certified Behavioral Life Coach through the PeopleKeys® program and provides life coaching, consultations, and play therapy supervision services. He is also a Board Certified Telepractice Specialist providing therapy and coaching through tele processes.

Course Curriculum

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CE Information:
Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for (2hrs) CONTACT CE Hours.The Play Therapy Training Institute is approved by the Association for Play Therapy (APT) Approved Provider 95-002.

Please Note: The CE certificate will be awarded within 3 business days to those who attend the entire webinar, complete a multiple choice test, and fill out course evaluations. No partial credit will be given. Play Therapy credit may not be awarded to non-mental health professionals.

Effective May 15, 2020 through June 30, 2021, APT Approved Providers may temporarily offer "contact" hours for online continuing education." All of our Live webinars during this time period will meet APT's requirements to provide "Contact CE" credit. In order to be eligible, participants must keep their cameras on throughout the webinar. Please contact us with any questions.

For general information, special needs, or grievances, please contact Beth Couturier at [email protected] You will receive a response within 24 hours

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