Autism Play Therapists Columbus OH

Autism play therapists are professionals who provide therapy to patients with autism. Read on to learn more information on autism play therapists in Columbus, OH 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.

Nicolette Howells, PhD
(614) 475-9500
Columbus, OH
Support Services
Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Educational Assessment, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Social Skills Training
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

Data Provided By:
Firm Foundations Comprehensive Fitness Services
(614) 284-6381
5524 Hilliard Rome Office Park
Hilliard, OH
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Play Therapy, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

Data Provided By:
Cheryl Jue
(740) 739-3693
PMB 176
Pickerington, OH
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, RDI, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

Data Provided By:
The Center for LifeSkills, LLC
(440) 498-1100
31005 Bainbridge Rd. Ste. 7
Solon, OH
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Floortime, Helpful Websites, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

Data Provided By:
The Autism Connection
(740) 262-1614
240 Homer Street
Marion, OH
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Education, Play Therapy, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

Data Provided By:
FH&L Intervention Services
(614) 577-0390
950C Taylor Station Road
Gahanna, OH
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Early Intervention, Floortime, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, RDI, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

Data Provided By:
Haugland Learning Center / Haugland Consulting
(614) 356-1548
3400 Snouffer Rd
Columbus, OH
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Art Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

Data Provided By:
STEPS Center for Excellence in Autism
(440) 377-0029
1433 W. Bagley Rd. Suite 400
Berea, OH
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Play Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), RDI, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

Data Provided By:
Kelly OLeary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders
513-636-5340; 800-344-2462 ext. 6-5340
University of Cincinnati, Pavilion Bldg., 3333 Burnet Ave.
Cincinnati, OH
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Compounding Pharmacies, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Research, Research, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

Data Provided By:
Greater Akron Chapter Autism Society of America
(330) 543-3955
PO Box 2831
Akron, OH
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Art Therapy, Auditory Integration Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Career Counseling, Compounding Pharmacies, DAN! Pediatrics, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Other, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Private School (Integrated), Priv
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Autism Support Network