Richard Solomon, MD, or “Dr. Rick,” as he is known to his patients, is the founder of the PLAY Project, which believes that every young child with autism should have access to life-changing early intervention, by empowering their parents and/or caregivers. The PLAY Project strives to create a world where all children with autism receive early intervention services and parents choose the best supports for their child and family.
This two-day workshop uses, case studies, video analysis of parent/child interactions, and group activities to provide an overview of the PLAY Project methodologies and principles. Designed for professionals involved with autism services, as well as parents of children with autism, this intensive workshop also helps participants gain/develop skills in play-based, developmental and behavioral techniques for engaging children with autism and other developmental delays.
This workshop can also serve as a first step in pursuing a Certified PLAY Project Consultant credential.
After this workshop participants will be able to:
- Explain the 7 Circles of PLAY and how they relate to the PLAY Autism Intervention Program when working with children with ASD
- Define intensive autism intervention, including interventions that are categorized as play-based, developmental, and behavioral
- Identify techniques that help improve language, social skills, behavior, development, and play skills of children with autism
- Describe Greenspan’s 6 Functional Developmental Levels (FDLs) and how they relate to The PLAY Project Autism Intervention
- Identify the behaviors and symptoms of children who have sensory processing challenges
- Describe how a child’s unique profile is created and develop a plan to improve the child’s social interactions based on this profile
- Identify developmental progress and PLAY Project methods & techniques through the review of video case studies
Participation is required in all components of this training series to receive credit. No partial credit will be awarded.
Registration, When and Where:
You must attend both days at the same location to receive credit.
- 2 contact hours in the Area of Atypical Child Development
- 2 contact hours in the Area of Assessment
- 8 contact hours in the Area of Intervention
12 Total Contact Hours
EITP is also an approved sponsor of IDPR licensure CE's for SLP, PT, OT, Social Work and Dietician/Nutrition.
This event is also approved by Gateways (the Illinois professional development system for child care professionals).