Integrating Apps in Play Therapy: Working with Autistic and Neurodivergent Children

August 13, 2021 9:00AM-12:00PM ET

Date/ Time:

August 13, 2021

9:00 AM-12:00 PM Eastern Time

6:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time

Online- Live Webinar


This live webinar will focus on using apps in play therapy when working with autistic and neurodivergent children. How, why, and when to use apps will be covered along with specific benefits when working with neurodivergent clients. A review of ethical guidelines and best practice when introducing and using apps will also be presented. Several apps will be discussed and explored related to addressing needs such as sensory challenges, regulation, relaxation, social navigation, creative expression, and emotion identification.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain how and why apps can be used in play therapy processes when working with autistic and neurodivergent children.
  • Describe how apps can align with various play therapy theories and approaches.
  • List several apps that can be used in play therapy to address a variety of needs.

Your Instructor

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

Dr. Grant is a Licensed Professional Counseling, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, and Advanced Certified Autism Specialist. He owns and operates the AutPlay Therapy Clinic in Southwest Missouri. Dr. Grant specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families, including working with autistic children, neurodivergent children, and those diagnosed with ADHD and other developmental disorders. He is the creator of AutPlay® Therapy, an integrative family play therapy approach. He is also a Certified Autism Movement Therapy and 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:

Dr. Grant is a founding board member for the non-profit organization Stars for Autism. He is currently serving on the board of directors (president elect) 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).

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 (3hrs) CONTACT CE Hours. The Play Therapy Training Institute is approved by the Association for Play Therapy (APT) Approved Provider 95-002.

APT CE Hour Area: Play Therapy Skills and Methods or Special Topics (3)

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 December 31, 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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