Theraplay

 Theraplay®
Promoting Social/Emotional Competency & Relationship Skills

Many children are facing challenges fostering social, emotional, relational learning as they adapt to virtual or home education & find themselves without school, camp, play-dates & friends during the Covid-19 pandemic.

It can be particularly difficult for you, their parents to foster your child's interpersonal relationships & social-emotional development while practicing physical distancing & staying safe. All children need positive relationships & emotional connections to help them develop the skills they need to be successful in life.

What is Theraplay®?

Theraplay® is a relational, play-based approach that enhances parent & peer relationships, raises self-esteem, improves trust in self & others and is used effectively with children diagnosed with ADHD, learning disabilities, mild ASD, anxiety, oppositional defiant disorder, behavioral problems, attachment disorder & depression.

Developed by psychologist Ann Jernberg, Theraplay® has been used extensively since 1967 in Head Start and day care centers, special education classrooms, early intervention, parenting programs, residential and out-patient treatment centers & private family practice.

It incorporates playful, cooperative & nurturing activities for children to develop the capacity to regulate their emotions, handle adversity, solve challenges & form meaningful relationships that enhance their emotional well-being.

Are You Ready to Become Your Child’s Social/Emotional Coach?

Individual Family or Multi-Family Group Theraplay®

• Together, your family members are guided through engaging activities that promote emotional regulation, connection, social competency & trust.

• Allows families to relate moment by moment in healthier, loving, more resilient ways plus learn new skills.

• During sessions, amidst the giggles, fun & playfulness, you will learn to become your child’s social coach through modeling, guiding, discussions, feedback, role-playing & guided practice.

• Utilizing Theraplay® activities during the week at home for family fun, helps to decrease your child’s reactive states.

• Your family will explore the Social Thinking Curriculum for social competency, calming tools & perspective-taking skills.

Family Group Theraplay®

• A leading intervention that builds social competence.

• Lively, fun engaging program where parents & youth are together in sessions.

• Children explore who they are & how their behavior impacts on others.

• Fosters healthy family & peer relationships.

• Presents visual emotional regulation concepts to help children understand their triggers, feelings & inner emotional weather forecast.

• Introduces our TacTics Family Toolbox with over 45 fun, calming strategies.

• Allows parents to easily transfer new skills to home life expanding & creating new successes.  

A-ha moments come from conversation!

For more information on how I can help you & your family.........