AutPlay Therapy for Children and Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum
A Behavioral Play-Based Approach, Third Edition
AutPlay Therapy is a behavioral play-based treatment approach to working with children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. This innovative new model contains a parent-training component (wherein the therapist trains parents to do directive play therapy interventions in the home) and can be utilized in any setting where children and adolescents with an autism disorder, ADHD, dysregulation issues, or other neurodevelopmental disorders are treated. This comprehensive resource outlines the AutPlay Therapy process and offers a breakdown of treatment phases along with numerous assessment materials and over 30 directive play therapy techniques.
Table of Contents
Introduction. 1 Autism Spectrum Disorder. 2 Developmental Disabilities. 3 Influences on AutPlay Therapy. 4 Play Therapy. 5 Behavioral Therapy. 6 AutPlay Therapy Approach. 7 Emotional Regulation Ability 8 Social Skills Development. 9 Connection (Relationship Development). 10 Parent Training. 11 Phases of AutPlay Therapy. 12 AutPlay Follow Me Approach. 13 Research. 14 Case Studies. 15 Emotional Regulation Interventions. 16 Social Skills Interventions. 17 Connection Interventions. Appendix A: Therapy Inventories. Appendix B: Therapy Treatment Plan Profile. Appendix C: Additional Play Based Treatments. Appendix D: Apps for Autism and Developmental Disorders. Appendix E: Additional Resources.
Robert Jason Grant Ed.D, LPC, CAS, RPT-S is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Board Certified Counselor, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, and a Certified Autism Specialist. Dr. Grant is a member of the American Counseling Association, Association for Play Therapy, American Mental Health Counselors Association, and the Autism Society of America. He offers training to become a Certified AutPlay Therapy Provider through his website RobertJasonGrant.com and owns a private practice in Missouri where he works with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.