AutPlay was created by Dr. Robert Jason Grant and is a play and behavioural therapy approach to working with children and their families affected by autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, neurodevelopmental disabilities, dysregulation issues, as well as other developmental disabilities. It combines both play therapy interventions and behavioural therapy approaches to help children target and develop skills in relationship development, social skills development , emotional regulation, behavioural issues, while also improving anxiety levels and sensory challenges.
Through the use of AutPlay therapy children have an improved ability of functioning in their day to day environment, as they have reduced anxiety/sensory challenges and put into practice the targeted skills that they have learnt. AutPlay therapy is not only a therapist led approach but also incorporates a parent training component. This allows parents to implement techniques at home so as to increase a child’s skills and ability level. AutPlay is appropriate for children aged 3 – 18 yrs old with a severe to mild impairment in skill functioning.