Integrative Theraplay Approach for Children on the Autism Spectrum: Practical Guidelines for Professionals

Author(s) : A. Rand Coleman, Author(s) : Rana Hong

Integrative Theraplay Approach for Children on the Autism Spectrum: Practical Guidelines for Professionals

Book Details

  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley
  • Published : October 2023
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 208
  • Category :
    Autism and Aspergers
  • Catalogue No : 97374
  • ISBN 13 : 9781787750685
  • ISBN 10 : 178775068X

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Communication and social skills are a key challenge for children on the autism spectrum, and a fundamental priority for care professionals to support their clients' progress. Using case studies and evidence-based advice, this book guides readers through an integrated Theraplay approach to helping young people on the autism spectrum.

The interventions emphasise interactivity and fun to help children build social and emotional skills through play. From using balloons to encourage eye contact to turn-taking play for fostering social awareness, each Theraplay activity is tailored to support children on the autism spectrum and includes suggestions for further adaptations to suit each child's unique needs. Parents' and guardians' needs are also addressed in the context of Theraplay, examining common sources of frustration and providing advice on effective treatment plans.

Officially supported by the Theraplay Institute, this handbook guides readers towards a thoughtful, focused application of Theraplay to support children on the autism spectrum.

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This practical guide provides rationale and innovative ideas on the use of Theraplay to work with children on the autism spectrum. A very valuable resource for all clinicians and parents. Highly recommended.
Dr. Angela Siu, RCP, RPT-S, CPT-S Theraplay® Practitioner, Supervisor and Trainer, co-author of the book Play Therapy in Asia

About the Author(s)

A. Rand Coleman is a certified Theraplay practitioner, supervisor, and trainer, with training in neuropsychology. Currently, he is a psychologist at a Cornerstone Therapy and Wellness, a private group practice that integrates wellness and psychotherapy principles.

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Rana Hong, PhD, LCSW, RPT-S is a certified Theraplay practitioner, supervisor, and trainer and a formal President of the Board of Directors for The Theraplay Institute in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She has more than 22 years of experience working in the clinical field with advanced certifications as a therapist, consultant, and trainer in Empirically Supported Treatments (EST) such as EMDR, PCIT, and Floortime. Currently, Rana is a Research Assistant Professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work and the founder of Playful Healing Center, Inc. in Des Plaines, Illinois.

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