Play for children and young people with ASD
Play involves spontaneity, imagination, freedom, social interaction, openness to sensory experiences – hardly surprising, therefore, that many children and young people with ASD find play activities and playful interactions puzzling, difficult, threatening or irrelevant.
This one-day course is for anyone who wants to help someone with ASD increase their play skills and develop playfulness.
Aims of the course:
To enable participants to:
- gain a practical understanding of the importance of play and the way our play values may challenge children and young people with ASD
- develop an understanding of the ways in which sensory processing differences and difficulties may affect the individual’s ability to access play
- gather practical ideas for strategies and materials to engage children and young people with ASD in play.