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Support with Play

americanabroadamericanabroad Posts: 9Member Listener
edited August 2016 in Parents and carers
My son is three and a half years old; he has SDCP and attends a mainstream nursery. Although he doesn't have an ASD diagnosis, he often gets fixated on certain activities -- like opening and closing doors, or watching lift doors, or going on the train-- and doesn't want to participate in any accessible activity I suggest. I'm really struggling to help move him on with his play and I was wondering if anyone has any tips OR if you've ever worked with a therapist who's helped your family with this type of thing. I'm not even sure where to start looking! Is there even such a thing as a play therapist? Thanks in advance-
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  • LeeLee Posts: 8Member
    edited July 2016

    Hi @americanabroad,

    Scope have online resources and information on play...

    http://www.scope.org.uk/support/families/play

    Hopefully there's something in there that will capture his attention.

    There are such things as play therapists, you can find out more here...

    http://www.bapt.info/

    Portage might also be able to help.

    http://www.portage.org.uk/

    I'm not a therapist, but something I've tried in the past is finding an absolute fav toy (in my case it was a colour changing led ball) and then you can change the game, so maybe actions - lift it high, hug it, shake it, or passing it, or hiding it etc... There's the comfort of having the same object, but starts to encourage different actions?

    I wish you the best of luck

    Lee

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