Improving Cognitive, Social, Communicative and Academic Ability Through Play


  • Improve Communication

  • Increase Cognition

  • Enhance Social Interaction

  • Develop Relationships

  • PLAY!!


Simple equipment and a little imagination can make anytime learning time!


Play has been shown to effectively address core deficits in ASD, ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, TBI, Emotional-Behavioral Disorder, Intellectual Disability, and other severe communication disorders. Learning to be a competent player positively impacts social-emotional reciprocity through sharing interests, talking about emotions, and initiating social interactions. Play supports development of non-verbal communication – from eye contact and body language to use of facial expression and gestures. Through playtime, players develop and maintain relationships, adjust their behavior to the behavior of another, share in imagination, and make friends throughout life.


Join Mary Asper, MS, CCC-SLP, in this dynamic workshop that will invigorate your enthusiasm for engaging with clients or your own children.  Discover how to adapt your favorite games, transform perseverations into fascinations, and become a model player.  Best of all, take home many routines and ideas to immediately use with your clients. Join in and play along!


Workshop Content:


Why Do We Play?


Play And…

Physical development

Cognitive development

Social/emotional development

Communication development


Structuring Effective Play Groups


Who should attend:

Classroom Teachers, Parents, Special Educators, Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Para-Educators, Medical Doctors, Social Workers, and others who work closely with children.