Autism Play Therapists Boca Raton FL

Autism play therapists are professionals who provide therapy to patients with autism. Read on to learn more information on autism play therapists in Boca Raton, FL and gain access to floor time therapy, music therapy, play projects, new behavior learning, and sandplay therapy, as well as advice and content on play therapy.

Butterfly Effects
(954) 603-7885
2211 NE 36th St
Lighthouse point, FL
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Advocates (Special Education), Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Doctor Referrals, Early Intervention, Floortime, Helpful Websites, Nutritional Counseling, Play Therapy, Research, Social Skills Training, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Linda Gottlieb, M.S. CCCSLP
(561) 596-8162
8544 Logia Circle
Boynton Beach, FL
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Assistive Technology, Colleges/universities, degrees in teaching/special ed., Early Intervention, Floortime, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Tomatis/AIT, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade

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All about you, you , and you
(561) 370-3906
Lake Worth, FL
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Assistive Technology, Behavorial Intervention, Floortime, Play Therapy, Research, Social Skills Training, Support / Tutoring, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Molly Renner
(941) 321-4330
4161 Eastwood Dr
Sarasota, FL
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Other, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Cadenza Music Therapy, Inc.
(954) 925-3191
210 S. Federal Hwy, #400-A
Hollywood, FL
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Butterfly Effects
(954) 603-7885
2708 NE 14th St
Pompano Beach, FL
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Behavorial Intervention, Biomedical Intervention, DAN! Pediatrics, Early Intervention, Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Nutritional Counseling, Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Integrated), RDI, Respite, Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy, Support Group Meetings, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Dr. Jody Thomas
(561) 370-3906
Lake Worth, FL
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Support / Tutoring, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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All about you, you , and you
(561) 370-3906
Lake Worth, FL
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Assistive Technology, Behavorial Intervention, Floortime, Play Therapy, Research, Social Skills Training, Support / Tutoring, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Rhythm & Pitch School of Music
(786) 360-5472
Hialeah, FL
Support Services
Auditory Integration Therapy, Babysitting / Childcare, Disability Advocacy, Helpful Websites, Interactive Metronome, Music Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Butterfly Effects
(954) 603-7885
2708 NE 14th St
Pompano Beach, FL
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Behavorial Intervention, Biomedical Intervention, DAN! Pediatrics, Early Intervention, Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Nutritional Counseling, Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Integrated), RDI, Respite, Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy, Support Group Meetings, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Autism Dad: "Play Baseball!"

Autism dad: "Play baseball!"

Autism Dad

Perhaps Ben was autistic the day he was born.

It could be that the symptoms, to which we are now accustomed, had lay dormant or existed in mild form. Then something, the big mysterious something, happened to accelerate things. You want desperately to understand. You start to question your memory. You become a Monday morning quarterback: why didn’t I connect the dots sooner?

There were two key events that told us something was amiss. The first was when we enrolled Ben in basketball. With great anticipation, Heather and I arrived with our cameras for the first day of practice. While the coach led the excited kids down the court, Ben stood frozen. Moments later he took off in the opposite direction…out of bounds, crisscrossing another court, out to the soccer field…not running away per se, just running. I think of the Forrest Gump character who started running and found he simply could not stop.

Ben was in his own world, though at the time we hadn’t figured it out. His mother assured me that, at 3, Ben was the youngest member of the team. I was more than willing to accept that explanation.

The second time was at a party. The kids were taking their turns at whacking the piñata. Now it was Ben’s turn. I was almost salivating as my baseball player son approached “the plate.” I handed him the bat with an encouraging smile. Ben held it for a long minute, unable to focus on or understand the challenge. The other children began to stare and grow impatient. Ben examined the bat and then discarded it like a piece of trash.

Ben’s 6 now and the past few years have been marked by ups and downs, steps forward and back. I am grateful that over the past weeks, Ben has shown modest improvements with his speech, responsiveness, and eye contact.

Every so often I try to engage him in a little catch. I have him hold the ball, touch it, get to know it again. I feel we’re making progress. And then I put my fragile heart aside and everything on the line: “Ben, toss the ball to Daddy.” He stares blankly, dropping the ball in favor of his object-for-the-day.

Today was different.

He actually pitched the ball to me—once and then a second time with surprising authority. It was only two tosses but that was enough to cause my eyes to brighten. It’s not that recovering his interest in baseball is of any benefit to Ben. Obviously I am more concerned about his limited speech, his preference for residing in his own world, and h...

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