Play Therapy For Children with ADHD and Learning Differences

September 12, 2022, and September 13, 2022 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time. 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Pacific Time

Date/ Time:

September 12, 2022, and September 13, 2022

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Pacific Time


Live Webinar

One of the most common referrals tends to be children with ADHD. The challenge of psychological treatment is minimized through play therapy. Not only do the children love to come to their sessions, but the parents also learn how to overdose the positive and enjoy their children more. This seminar will teach the attendees about the characteristics of play therapy, and how the therapeutic powers of play can aide in the play therapy treatment of children with ADHD through techniques and games created for this population. In addition, parent training will be provided so that the therapist can help in a multi-modal approach to this disorder. Techniques will be taught, along with some experiential work. Actual client presentations will be discussed and viewed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the three components of ADHD and how they are manifested in play therapy.
  • Describe two techniques in play therapy that help with symptoms of ADHD.
  • Identify how to assess attention span and impulsivity through play in a play therapy session.
  • Explain 2 cognitive-behavioral techniques in play therapy to help with psychological difficulties inherent with children with ADHD.
  • Describe strategies for parents in play therapy to assist children.
  • Explain why play therapy is a treatment of choice along with behavioral methods for parents.

Your Instructor

Heidi Gerard Kaduson Ph.D., RPT-S
Heidi Gerard Kaduson Ph.D., RPT-S

Dr. Heidi Gerard Kaduson is a licensed clinical child psychologist in New York and New Jersey. She received her Ph.D. from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She specializes in the evaluation and intervention services for children with a variety of behavioral, emotional, and learning problems.

Dr. Kaduson uses Play Therapy for individual counseling, group psychotherapy, and social skills training. She has lectured throughout the world on Play Therapy, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, and Learning Disabilities. She has trained and/or supervised thousands of individuals around the world. Dr. Kaduson is Past-President and a past-Member of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Play Therapy, as well as the Director of The Play Therapy Training Institute.

Dr. Kaduson is editor and author of many books: The Quotable Play Therapist; The Playing Cure; and 101 Favorite Play Therapy Techniques, 101 More Favorite Play Therapy Techniques, 101 Favorite Play Therapy Techniques, Vol. III, Short Term Play Therapy, Game Play Therapy, Short Term Play Therapy, Second Edition, Contemporary Play Therapy, and Foundations of Play Therapy, Second Edition, Short Term Play Therapy, Third Edition, Prescriptive Play Therapy: Tailoring Interventions for Specific Childhood Problems, Play Therapy Across the Lifespan, Play Therapy with Children: Modalities for Change, as well as Play Therapy for Siblings (in press). Dr. Kaduson also has a CEU DVD Series entitled Play Therapy for Children with Pervasive Developmental Disorder, as well as a CEU DVD Series entitled Play Therapy for Children with ADHD. Dr. Kaduson maintains a private practice in child psychotherapy and Play Therapy in Plainsboro, New Jersey.

CE Information:
This Live Webinar meets APT's definition of a Live Webinar. This Live Webinar earns 6hrs NON-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: Theory (1) Special topics (5)

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 to non-mental health professionals.

All of our Live webinars meet APT's definition of a Live Webinar that earns Non-Contact CE credit. In order to be eligible, participants must keep their cameras on throughout the webinar. Please contact us with any questions.

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