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Title of the resource
"A play therapy-reaching the child with autism"
Who am I?
Teacher, Person with autism
Type of the resource
Scientific article, Approach/intervention
Languages available
English
Country of implementation
Australia
Type of access
Free
Main description
This paper proposes that play therapy can be an appropriate intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. It proposes that play therapy may offer school counsellors opportunities that the more cognitive therapies do not. Through the use of case study research, the paper discusses and illustrates an intervention with a seven-year-old boy with autism across 12 sessions of sand play in a school in Queensland, Australia.
Resource
Type of setting
Mainstream school
Type of challenge addressed
Anxiety, Frustration, Communication, Sensory needs, Concentration, Challenging behaviour, Hyperactivity, Prerumble and Meltdown moments

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