A Workshop on Teaching Play Skills for Parents, Caregivers and Professionals

Do you believe that a healthy child needs more than academics? How do we learn to share, show empathy, and let go of control of play? Do you wander why no-one wants to play with your child or why he or she sits by him- or herself at events? If you have asked yourself one or more of these questions, then this workshop is for you.

Some children with LD, ADD, Anxiety, Selective Mutism, ODD and ASD have challenges with play. They may have trouble making friends; they might play in isolation, be unable to pick up on social or verbal cues in other children, and have challenges with maintaining a conversation outside of their own interests.

Workshop participants will learn some of the social challenges faced by children with the above disabilities and how to address them through play and social interaction. You will leave with tools and ideas for implementation and practice with your child or students.

When: 9.00am.-11.45am. Monday, 26 February 2018
Where:  LDAS, Centre of Excellence, Saskatoon at 2221 Hanselman Crt., Saskatoon, SK
Cost: $40 (includes coffee and cookies) and materials
Phone: To register please call 306-652-4921
Facilitator: Cassandra Phillips, BA, MA, PhD

About the Facilitator

Dr. Phillips has completed coursework in Applied Behaviour Analysis through Florida Institute of Technology, USA, and holds certification as a clinical supervisor (Autism Intervention Training) through University of New Brunswick. She works in private practice with children ages 8-15 years with ASD, ADHD, ODD and other disabilities. She also works as a Behaviour Consultant at LDAS where she runs social skills and cognitive therapy groups for children ages 4-15 years with Anxiety, FASD and other disabilities.