“Play is not frivolous: it enhances brain structure and function and promotes executive function…which allow[s] us to pursue goals and ignore distractions”.
(Yogman et al, 2018)
Making Sense of Play is a new online continuing professional development course aimed at health and education professionals who wish to update or refresh their knowledge on play.
Over 4.5 hours of interactive, online content, the course presents a thorough overview of theory and the evidence base applicable to the concepts of play and playfulness. Accessible 24x7 without the need for any special software, the course comprises slides with voice-over, animations, videos, quizzes, downloadable resources and links to recommended further reading and resources.
Depending on your experience, this course will introduce you to or refresh your knowledge of:
- theoretical concepts of play
- the concept of playfulness
- the importance of play in executive functioning
- Bundy's model of playfulness
- appropriate assessments to use when assessing play
- the value and purpose of play
- the use of play in a sensory integration frame of reference
- issues related to risky play
- features of play in different clinical populations
- a range of play based interventions
Open to all, the course is most suitable to qualified health or education professionals, including those working in mental health, therapists working in school settings, school staff with an interest in early years, and, of course, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and physiotherapists.
Please note that our current SI practitioner pathway students will access this information on play during their SI Module 4.
You will be emailed an SIE certificate of attendance after the course for your CPD records. The course is accessibly priced at £90 but there is a SPECIAL OFFER PRICE OF ONLY £45 UNTIL 30 JUNE 2020.
For booking details and further information see here.