Laura is a certified and registered Autplay Provider
What is Autplay®
AutPlay® Therapy was created by Dr. Robert Jason Grant. It is a neurodiversity affirming framework for implementing play therapy. The AutPlay framework is neurodiversity paradigm informed and designed to help child and play therapists address the mental health needs of neurodivergent children ages 3-18 (autistic children, those with ADHD, social anxiety, sensory differences, learning differences, and developmental and physical disabilities).
In Autplay® Therapy, parents participate equally in therapy with their children and become co-change agents with the therapist in helping their children develop needed skills. AutPlay® Therapy incorporates a parent training component which teaches parents how to conduct structured play therapy interventions at home. These interventions are typically chosen by the therapist to use to help develop skill deficits in the six target areas covered; emotional regulation ability, social skills development, connection, sensory processing struggles, anxiety, and behavioural challenges. The Therapist continues to meet with parents and train them to implement the interventions at home, until the treatment goals have been met.