Play Therapy: The Benefit of Games for People with Autism

The best games place emphasis on everyone’s strengths. They make us think, feel, and adapt to different situations. Play can become practice for everyday life. Not only will we discuss the therapy benefits of games but also the experience of being a gamer with Autism.

Play therapy and specifically AutPlay therapy sessions use both board games and role playing games with great success.

What is Play Therapy?

Play therapy is a form of counselling or psychotherapy in which play is used as a means of helping children express or communicate their feelings.

What is AutPlay?

AutPlay is a play therapy and behavioral therapy-based approach for treating autism, neurodevelopmental disorders, and developmental disabilities.

A diverse panel consisting of therapists, researchers and game designers will discuss the positive impact of games on people with autism.

Panelists

@9thlevelgames [CEO, 9th Level Games], @TherapyinPlay [Program Director, Gaming Approaches Towards Education LLC], @TherapyinPlay [Co-Owner, Gaming Approaches Towards Education LLC], @mprtrzng [Researcher & Game Designer, Freelancer], @shawnroske [Educator & Game Designer, Freelancer], @TheBodhanaGroup [Board Member, Bodhana Group]