Modeling and coaching
Modeling and coaching services to help improve the interaction between the parent and child.
PLAY Plan report
A PLAY Plan report and video provided after each visit. The plan includes the following: detailed recommendations for methods, techniques, and activities. The video captures the Consultant modeling techniques as well as the parent and child’s interactions.
Monthly Home Visits
Monthly home visits from a certiﬁed PLAY Project Consultant
Case review and feedback on your child’s development from a team of professionals.
Family support: ongoing email and phone call to ensure families get resources, help with school, and help with other needs.
Direct play between child and The PLAY Project Consultants.
How does a home visit work?
Our consultants 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 the 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 throughout your everyday interactions.
What is Parent-Implemented Intervention?
The PLAY Project is a parent implemented intervention, meaning that you gain the skills you need to support your child’s social-emotional growth.
Parent-Implemented intervention meets evidence-based criteria. 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.
Why The PLAY Project?
The PLAY Project effectively addresses the core deficits of the autism spectrum disorder: poor social interaction, play communication, joint attention, school readiness and adaptive skills. Parents spend more time with their children than all of their teachers and therapist combined. The PLAY Project empowers parents.