Via recorded webinar
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is one of the most prevalent disorders diagnosed in children. While there are many different approaches to treating children with ADHD, directive play therapy interventions help to remediate the skills deficits such as short attention span, impulsivity, and hyperactivity aged 4-12
This webinar will highlight the diagnostic features of ADHD, and will present practical and effective interventions to help children :
- Improve impulse control
- Increase attention and focus
- Slow down the mind and body
- Identify constructive ways to use energy
- Utilize strategies to shift from one activity to the next
- Increase pro-social behavior
- Improve academic performance
Interventions will also be presented for use by parents and teachers to increase positive behavior at home and school. This training will combine lecture, activity demonstrations and experiential exercises.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn new and innovative approaches to help get children motivated, focused, organized, and performing closer to their true potential.Outline:
1 hour: ADHD and Creative Play Therapy Overview
45 min: Creative Play Interventions
15 min: Resources; QA
Original recording date: April 14, 2021 Length: 122 minutes
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify the diagnostic features of ADHD
- Give an example of a strategy that parents and teachers can use to manage disruptive behaviors.
- Give an example of a play therapy technique to help a child manage impulsivity
- Give an example of a play therapy technique to help a child increase attention and focus
Sources and Resources (click to expand)
Azadimanesh P, Hossein Khanzadeh A, Hakim-javadi M, Vatankhah M. Effect of Puppet Play therapy on Aggression of Children with ADHD. Stud Med Sci. 2017; 28 (2) :83-90 URL: http://umj.umsu.ac.ir/article-1-3850-en.html
Gosch E.A. (2018). Treating a Child With Anxiety and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder? Don't Rule Out Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Volume 57.
Hamed, A. M., Kauer, A. J., & Stevens, H. E. (2015). Why the Diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Matters. Frontiers in psychiatry, 6, 168. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2015.00168
Kaduson, H. G. (2015). Play therapy with children with ADHD. In D.A. Crenshaw & A.L. Stewart (Eds.), Play Therapy: A comprehensive guide to theory and practice. New York: Guilford Press.
Robinson, A., Simpson, C., & Hott, B. L. (2017). The effects of child-centered play therapy on the behavioral performance of three first grade students with ADHD. International Journal of Play Therapy, 26(2), 73–83. https://doi.org/10.1037/pla0000047
Shrinivasa, B., Bukhari, M., Ragesh, G., & Hamza, A. (2018). Therapeutic intervention for children through play: An overview. Archives of Mental Health, 19(2), 82.
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