Play therapy program teaching parents to support child development

Play therapy program teaching parents to support child development 

The Parent Learn to Play program is a seven session course for small groups of parents or carers aimed at helping support children’s development through play.

In the program, parents learn about play development in children and the seven key skills of imaginary play. Program participants will learn practical strategies to use at home to develop their child’s imaginary play skills. Research shows that the development of imaginary play supports a range of developmental areas including language skills, social skills and problem solving skills. The program is designed for parents who have a child with a developmental delay or diagnosis, such as autism.

This group is for parents or carers who are concerned about their child’s language, social interaction with peers and/or ability to play independently.

Program includes
• Seven one-hour parent training sessions in a small group setting
• Three individual visits with the facilitators, family and child (pre, mid and post group)
• Summary report
• A copy of the Parent Learn to Play manual.

When: Wednesday evening 6:30-8pm, 5 February to 25 March, 2020

Where: Gateways Support Services 10-12 Albert St, Geelong West, 3218

Funding: NDIS funded under Capacity Building

For more information, please contact us on 5221 2984 or email and ask to speak with a senior therapist.