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LEARN TO PLAY
Workshop in Singapore
2023

BASIC

LEARN TO PLAY

BASIC

LEARN TO PLAY

March 2023

 

Learn to play workshop is designed for Speech-Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Special Educators, Early Childhood Interventionists and Mental Health Professionals

ADVANCED

LEARN TO PLAY

ADVANCED

LEARN TO PLAY

March 2023

 

Learn to play workshop is designed for Speech-Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Special Educators, Early Childhood Interventionists and Mental Health Professionals

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Price: $1200 

Enjoy one of these discounts:

  • Early Bird Discount (sign up by 31st January): 10% off

  • Groups of 4: 10% off

  • SALT/SAOT Members Discount: 10% off

For avail discount for group booking, please proceed to the registration form 

Price: $1200 

Enjoy one of these discounts:

  • Early Bird Discount (sign up by 31st January): 10% off

  • Groups of 4: 10% off

  • SALT/SAOT Members Discount: 10% off

For avail discount for group booking, please proceed to the registration form 

Learn to Play Therapy aims to develop the capacity of children to self-initiate their own pretend play.

 

Being able to play is essential to children because, through play, children learn about themselves and their world. Pretend play is complex play and research evidence has shown that children who develop more complex levels of pretend play increase their abilities in social competence, narrative language, language, self-regulation, creativity, and problem-solving.

 

Learn to play workshop has been proven to be very useful for therapists (speech-language, occupational & educational), psychologists and early intervention workers who work with families with children under 8 years of age who have a developmental delay.

In Advanced Learn to Play workshop, it is assumed that participants have prior knowledge of the development of pretend play and assessment of pretend play. Participants are introduced to the framework which surrounds Learn to Play Therapy and the theoretical underpinnings of Learn to Play. 

 

The playroom is discussed, and advanced processes and principles are covered and practiced, including further therapeutic skills to engage children in play such as tracking, emphatic reflections, holding, limit setting, and congruence. 

 

Over the 2 days of Learn to play workshop, several case studies are worked through from assessment to planning therapy sessions. The workshop focuses on practical problem solving of difficult cases and how to facilitate playability in children who find it difficult to play. Throughout the 2 day workshop, discussions will also include brainstorming sessions, workshop play activities, play materials for therapy sessions, and engagement of children in play.

WHAT PAST ATTENDEES HAVE SAID

WHAT PAST ATTENDEES
HAVE SAID

Veronica Limardo

"Karen's Learn to Play programme greatly complements the gap in my work on problem-solving and knowing how object properties can contribute nicely in play."
 

Siti Juliana

"It was an eye-opening experience to the details of the different levels of play. It will help me to introduce, advocate and integrate play for my clinical work."
 

Linda Chua

"Play skills is something that my centre looks out for and it is an important part of development for a child. Therefore, it is good that i can learn about play."
 

Emma-Kate Corby

"Having not undergone training in play, i found both the theoretical components and the practical elements to be very useful to understanding the play level of children."
 

by Prof. Karen Stagnitti

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Karen Stagnitti is an Emeritus Professor in the School of Health and Social Development at Deakin University, Victoria, Australia, and has been teaching, researching and working with families there. For over 43 years, she has worked in early childhood intervention programs in community-based settings as part of a specialist paediatric multidisciplinary team. She also holds a Doctorate in Philosophy. From research on play assessment, Learn to Play Therapy was developed, which aims to facilitate spontaneous pretend play ability in children who find it difficult to play.

 

With colleagues, Karen has developed Imagine Create Belong, which is an 8-week intervention with young adolescents. Throughout the year, she is invited to present her work on the playability of children nationally and internationally. She has published hundreds of publications including books and papers on Play.

by Belinda Dean

Belinda Dean is a qualified Registered Nurse, Play Therapist, Lecturer in Child Play Therapy and PhD Candidate at Deakin University. She has over 20 years of experience with a focus on Child and Adolescent Health & Development, Mental Health, and Community and Family Health. She also has focused research and presented nationally on Storying Beyond Social Difficulties with Neuro-Diverse Adolescents.

 

Belinda is the co-founder of Light Heart Publishing and Play-Based Learning Pte Ltd. Belinda is passionate about play-based models to promote early intervention of biopsychosocial health through play therapy. Belinda's main areas of research are play-based social skill programs to support neuro-diverse adolescents and integrating therapeutic play into nursing and allied health practice.

You may contact us at: bridging@totalcommunication.com.sg or call us on +65 9115 8895