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Play-Based Therapy: Theory and Methods

Course: #6151Level: Intermediate1 Hour 91 Reviews

This course will cover how to provide play-based treatment to children from preschool through elementary ages. The differences between work, play, and playful learning will be discussed, as well as when, why, and how to incorporate playful learning into speech–language therapy sessions.

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Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify the types and benefits of play.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe the difference between play and playful learning.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to provide examples of how playful learning can be used in speech–language treatment.


0-15 Minutes Definitions and descriptions of types of play
15-25 Minutes Why playful learning is beneficial
25-45 Minutes Examples of how playful learning can be used in speech-language therapy
45-55 Minutes Considerations for special populations
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A


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