As a Certified PLAY Project Consultant, Monica can show you practical ways to make every interaction with your child a growing and learning experience. Bath time, meals, outdoor play: each of these daily routines can be used to help your child improve communication and build meaningful relationships.
During visits, you and your PLAY Project Consultant engage your child in playful activities. Siblings and other caregivers are welcome to join. Your PLAY Project Consultant supports your learning, so that you gain conﬁdence in the methods and techniques that you will use throughout your everyday interactions.
What is the PLAY Project?
The PLAY Project organization oﬀers research-based autism programs that focus on play and relationships to support the social and emotional growth of the child with autism. PLAY Project methods, techniques, and principles are the foundation for PLAY Autism intervention. Professionals who oﬀer PLAY Autism Intervention are trained and credentialed by the PLAY Project organization.
What is a Parent-Mediated model?
PLAY is a parent-implemented autism intervention, meaning that you gain the skills you need to support your child’s social-emotional growth. Research shows that children on the autism spectrum have more success when parents are empowered to provide intervention at home. Parents can learn eﬀective strategies for engagement, so that their children receive intensive intervention throughout the day. The PLAY techniques and methods become a regular part of family life.
For more background information, please visit the PLAY Project website.