P.L.A.Y. stands for Play and Language in Autistic Youngsters, and was developed by Dr. Richard Solomon. PLAY project is an evidenced-based parent-mediated autism intervention model that is provided in the home, with Parent participation. During home visits, the PLAY Project Home Consultant/Primary Service Provider provides services to both the child and parents/caregivers. Parents/caregivers learn techniques and activities so they can support their child's social-emotional growth during everyday activities. This approach empowers parents and providers more opportunities throughout a child's day to practice new skills. The principles, methods and techniques of the PLAY Project emphasize following the child's lead as a means for improving social impairment, a core deficit of autism spectrum disorder. PLAY project Home Consultants/Primary Service Providers coach parents to build a joyous, engaged relationship with their child with autism spectrum disorder.
For more information please visit the P.L.A.Y Project website at: http://www.playproject.org/