What is AutPlay® Therapy?
AutPlay Therapy is a unique approach that combines play therapy with psychological therapy and utilizes a partnership between parents and the therapist. The goal is to foster relationship development between the parent and child with the goal being a positive outcome of treatment.
Created by Dr. Robert Jason Grant, AutPlay Therapy incorporates several evidence-based approaches in treatment for a variety of neurological and regulatory disorders. Specifically designed with a focus on the mental health needs of children ages 3 to 18, it also addresses challenges related to certain physical disabilities.
Who Can it Help?
AutPlay Therapy has been proven effective for many neurodevelopmental disorders as well as regulation issues. The following is a partial list of diagnoses/disorders that can benefit from this style therapy.
- Learning disorders
- Cerebral Palsy
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Social disorders
- ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
- Fragile X Syndrome
- Impulse disorders
- Sensory Processing Disorders
- Intellectual Development Disorder
Successes We’ve Seen
Some effective outcomes of AutPlay Therapy include reduced levels of anxiety, improving relationship between parent and child, increased focus, attention, and concentration, improvement in social skills, positive changes in the ability to emotionally regulate, and decreasing unwanted behaviors.
The methodology of play therapy targets a multitude of issues including social skills, emotional regulation, anxiety, executive functioning, self-esteem, sensory issues, trauma, and relationship struggles between parent and child. AutPlay Therapy incorporates the parent and child as a team throughout the therapy process.
We’re AutPlay Certified!
Garrett Counseling is a certified AutPlay provider. With offices conveniently located in Jacksonville, Boaz, and Huntsville, Garrett Counseling has you and your family covered. Contact us today for your free consultation and find out if AutPlay Therapy is right for your child. We offer in-home and in-office services to accommodate your family’s needs. Call us at (256) 239-5662, or fill out the contact us form here.