Play Therapy For ASD
Play is the highest form of research
Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a term used to describe a number of behaviours which affect the way in which a child or adult may understand and react to the world. This umbrella term includes autism, Asperger syndrome and auditory processing for example and have different meanings for each individual
At the beginning of the Play Therapy process a tailored initial meeting with the parents will create an insight to the specific needs of the particular child and family involved. This is useful to assess a variety of things including sensory needs and immediate concerns.
Play Therapy helps in many ways and for each child this will vary as play is different for us all. The safety of the room and the connection with the therapist helps to improve social and emotional skills, increasing language and communication skills, calming anxiety and improve self-esteem.