1st Edition

AutPlay® Therapy Play and Social Skills Groups A 10-Session Model

    252 Pages
    by Routledge

    252 Pages
    by Routledge

    AutPlay® Therapy Play and Social Skills Groups provides practitioners with a step-by-step guide for implementing a social skills group to help children and adolescents with autism improve on their play and social skills deficits in a fun and engaging way.


    This unique 10-session group model incorporates the AutPlay Therapy approach focused on relational and behavioral methods. Group setup, protocol, and structured play therapy interventions are presented and explained for easy implementation by professionals. Also included are parent implemented interventions that allow parents and/or caregivers to become co-change agents in the group process and learn how to successfully implement AutPlay groups.


    Any practitioner or professional who works with children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder will find this resource to be a unique and valuable guide to effectively implementing social skills groups.

    Author Biographies




    Chapter One: Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Chapter Two: Social Skills

    Chapter Three: AutPlay® Therapy and Social Skills

    Chapter Four: AutPlay® Therapy Play Groups and Social Skills Groups

    Chapter Five: AutPlay® Therapy Play Groups (10 session model)

    Chapter Six: AutPlay® Therapy Social Skills Groups (10 session model)

    Chapter Seven: Additional Social Skills Interventions for Children and Adolescents

    Chapter Eight: Conclusion

    Key Terms




    Robert Jason Grant, EdD, owns and operates the AutPlay® Therapy clinic in southwest Missouri. He is the creator of AutPlay Therapy and author of several books, book chapters, and articles related to autism and play therapy. He is an international keynote speaker and trainer and spends his free time enjoying activities with his wife and son.


    Tracy Turner-Bumberry, LPC, RPT-S, CAS, is a licensed professional counselor, a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, a certified AutPlay therapist/trainer, and a certified autism specialist. She has over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults. She lives in Milledgeville, GA, with her husband, three rescue dogs, and bearded dragon.