Tag Archives: Play Therapy

Helping Special Kids through a Special Kind of Play: AutPlay® Therapy

AutPlay® is a unique therapy specifically for children with a neurodevelopmental disorder such as autism, Down syndrome or ADHD. AutPlay® combines the benefits of play therapy with behavioral therapy. Traditional play therapy is typically directed by the child.  Games and … Continue reading

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Meet Amanda Knoll, MA, LPC, Level II Autplay® provider

Amanda found her life’s calling early, somewhat by accident (or one might say, serendipity).  At 14, she volunteered at the Easter Seals camp because it was something to do and a chance to spend time in the mountains. She enjoyed … Continue reading

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The Importance of Play for All ages

Summer is coming and if, like parents everywhere, you are busy planning your kids’ summer activities, be sure to allow for plenty of unstructured time. Experts agree that for children, adolescents and teens play is not merely idle time; it … Continue reading

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Helicopter Parenting is Bad. Or Good.

For Back-to-School season, we’re taking a look at different parenting styles and philosophies. Last time we examined Purposeful Parenting. This time, we’re taking on the Helicopter Parent. The definition of a helicopter parent (according to Google) is “a parent who … Continue reading

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

As April winds down this is another reminder that every month should be Child Abuse Prevention Month. Below you will find resources to carry with you throughout the year. In 1974, President Nixon signed CAPTA, the first federal child abuse prevention legislation. In … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Feel Good About Valentine’s Day (even when you don’t)

For many people, Valentine’s Day is merely a bit of retailer-manufactured fluff, as frivolous as the candy hearts that represent it. Yet, if you aren’t in a romantic relationship, the day can feel as if it were specifically designed to … Continue reading

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Changing the Past in 2014

Stop trying to change the past, turn toward the future, and be mindful of what is present. Ready…Set…Go!!! The author of the image is unknown~if you know let me know. 

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