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Counselling/psychotherapy and ASD

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PipinJo Wed 14-Nov-12 13:53:34

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PipinJo Wed 14-Nov-12 14:02:12

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porridgelover Wed 14-Nov-12 14:09:08

I'm sure someone will come along with some insightful advice.
My DS HFA/Aspergers does go to play therapy, which he adores. In spite of his mind blindness, and his difficulty with interpreting emotion (his own or others) it seems to help. He is calmer on the day he's been there.
I see what you mean that he has been taught to play; but I wonder if it would be worthwhile discussing with the 'right' play therapist to see if they could help?
Just my tuppence worth.

PipinJo Wed 14-Nov-12 14:15:50

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porridgelover Wed 14-Nov-12 15:17:24

I did the Talkability course with SaLT (I bang on about it a lot!) and it was really lots about stages of play and how to help ASD child progress from their rigid or imitative play.
DS enjoys pretend or imaginative play if I can pitch it right.
I totally get what you mean about how they have to be taught to play as other children do letters etc.
The Play Therapist has also been a great resource to me; has helped me to see where DS's rigidity is often anxiety based, and how to resist his attempts to control me. Has been very helpful. Hope thats of some use to you.

PipinJo Wed 14-Nov-12 15:30:56

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