AUTISM: Cultivating Healthy Relationships Through Play
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AUTISM: Cultivating Healthy Relationships Through Play

Specializing in autism, but relevant for all, we share how to connect more deeply with your special child through play!
4.6 (19 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
139 students enrolled
Created by Julie Sando
Last updated 3/2017
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $65 Discount: 85% off
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 9 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Improve your relationship with your child or loved one with special needs
  • Let go of the frustration that comes from how to get your child to do what you want them to do
  • Understand the foundation to creating a deeper connection with your child through play
  • Discover what your special child is missing if they aren't exposed to neurotypical peers and how to provide what they need
  • Learn how to implement the Five Developmental Stages of Play when appropriate
  • Strengthen your child's ability to experience theory of mind
  • Bring more play into your life and the life of your child
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Requirements
  • Openness to looking at a fresh perspective
  • Willingness to jump in and have some fun
  • No experience or prerequisites are required
Description

Parents are tired and overwhelmed, especially parents with children who have special needs, such as autism.

In this course we will help you let go of the push and pull to try to get your child to meet your goals and help you discover how to reach your goals through play, for young and old, more naturally.

Most therapeutic approaches don't model neurotypical play, therefore our kids don't have the opportunity to learn things like theory of mind, initiating interaction, and good 'ole Parallel Play or Cooperative Play skills!

This is a quick introductory guide to help you or your team members get started through our short and fun videos!

We recommend taking a couple days in between each section to practice what you learn.

Let's bring natural back to the therapy experience!

Who is the target audience?
  • Parents and professionals who want to learn more about play therapy for autism and related challenges
  • Parents and professionals who are new to a Natural Play Therapy Program
  • Family members of people with special needs who want to understand how to relate
  • People who want to connect more deeply with their loved one, in a more natural way
  • Those who wish to add more play to their lives, relationships, and therapeutic approaches
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Curriculum For This Course
22 Lectures
01:48:24
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Understanding the Importance of the Stages of Play
4 Lectures 13:16

We are so happy to have you here! If you have any questions please let us know! We are happy to help. info@AutisticallyInclined.com

Preview 9 pages

You are on your way to creating a deeper connection with your child! Cultivating a healthy relationship for each person in your family is important to your child's growth and development. Congratulations on getting one step closer to letting go of frustration and strengthening your understanding of your child's world.

Preview 05:36

A brief introduction, explaining the basics of Natural Play Therapy.

Preview 01:17

Why are we focusing on the stages of play?  In this video we answer why each stage plays a valuable role in the learning process.

Preview 06:23

This quiz is just for fun! In true Natural Play Therapy style, there is no pressure here! Just have fun!

SECTION 1 REVIEW
3 questions
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Solitary Play
3 Lectures 04:48

Defining Solitary Play: The first stage of play that begins in infancy and continues into adulthood.

Defining Solitary Play
02:21

Solitary Play In Action: Allie builds trust through letting go of expectations and experimenting with Solitary Play.

Solitary Play In Action
02:27

Solitary Play Assignment: Put what you learned into action! It is time to experiment with Solitary Play!

Playing With Solitary Play
5 pages

Let's review Solitary Play

SECTION 2 REVIEW
5 questions
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Spectator Play
3 Lectures 05:00

Defining Spectator Play: The second stage of play to emerge, beginning around age two and continuing into adulthood.

Defining Spectator Play
03:09

Spectator Play In Action: Allie allows Mark to learn without pressure by observing her actions without interruption.

Spectator Play In Action
01:51

Put what you learned into action! It is time to experiment with Spectator Play!
Playing With Spectator Play
5 pages

Let's review Spectator Play

SECTION 3 REVIEW
5 questions
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Parallel Play
3 Lectures 07:00

Defining Parallel Play: The third stage of play to emerge, showing signs around age two and a half and continuing into adulthood.

Defining Parallel Play
04:40

Parallel Play In Action: View a variety of children and adults with children doing Parallel Play. Notice what happens when Spectator Play occurs and the adult tries to make something happen. This is a reminder to let go and continue doing Parallel Play.

Parallel Play in Action
02:20

Now you get to put Parallel Play into action!
Playing With Parallel Play
7 pages

Let's review Parallel Play

SECTION 4 REVIEW
5 questions
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Associative Play
3 Lectures 05:39

Defining Associative Play: This is the fourth stage of play, however it is the first interactive stage of play!

Defining Associative Play
04:34

Associative Play In Action: Associative Play has many different ways of happening!

Associative Play In Action
01:05

It is time to practice enjoying interaction without going for more!
Playing With Associative Play
6 pages

Let's Review Associative Play

SECTION 5 REVIEW
5 questions
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Cooperative Play
3 Lectures 07:25

Defining Cooperative Play: This is the stage of play everyone typically jumps to, without building the foundation of Solitary, Spectator, Parallel & Associative Play.

Defining Cooperative Play
04:19

Cooperative Play In Action: See Cooperative Play between parent and child and being facilitated between two children by an adult.

Cooperative Play In Action
03:06

It is time to practice Cooperative Play!
Playing With Cooperative Play
10 pages

Let's Review Cooperative Play

SECTION 6 REVIEW
5 questions
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Next Steps
3 Lectures 15:16

How can you take what you have learned to the next level? Find out here!

What Is Next?
02:04

Check out our Natural Play Therapy Connection Course! This course only happens once a year. Contact us to learn more by setting up a free call at www.AutisticallyInclined.Schedulista.com.

Bonus Sneak Peek!
13:12

We've got your back!

What Now?
8 pages
About the Instructor
Julie Sando
4.6 Average rating
19 Reviews
139 Students
1 Course
Director of Autistically Inclined

Julie has worked with over 1,000 families touched by autism world-wide since 1998. Studying everything from Behavior Modification to Relationship based modalities, Julie felt stifled by being contained in a box, while representing various modalities she was trained and certified in through the years. Having to represent a modality meant fitting a child into a program rather than creating a program around a child. This mind-shift inspired the creation of Natural Play Therapy - where no two programs look exactly alike, yet they are all based on respect for the child, creating emotional trust, and a natural desire to learn. Julie is passionate about her work, connecting with families near and far.