Child-centered play is a powerful tool for building relationships and supporting development and healing. It provides a wonderful bridge of trust between healthcare providers and paediatric patients and their families. Whether participants seek to deepen their work with children, model these skills for caregivers, or learn skills to use at home, this workshop will teach hands-on skills for facilitating child-centered play.
A child-centered approach goes well beyond the boundaries of play. It is an antidote to the current trend towards technological disconnect. The empathic skills of a child-centered play can be woven into any clinical work that you do, making your interactions with children even more playful, engaging, supportive and kind.
In this video learning activity, you will:
- Apply basic tracking and narrating skills associated with child-centered play;
- Demonstrate empathic responses;
- Understand the components of ACT 3 Point Limit Setting;
- Explain to caregivers the benefits of child-centered play;
- Know when to make a referral for child life therapy or play therapy.
This learning activity is one hour in duration. 1 hour of active learning = 1 CPD hour
You will receive a certificate after completing a short quiz to use in your professional development portfolio.