Autism Play Therapists Oakland CA

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

STE Consultants
(510) 665-9700
2560 9th St., Suite 212M
Berkeley, CA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Lindamood Bell, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Play Therapy, Research, Social Skills Training, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Milestones
(925) 938-1862
1620 North Main Street, Ste>#1
Walnut Creek, CA
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Interactive Metronome, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, QEEG / EEG / Neurofeedback, QEEG / EEG / Neurofeedback, Respite, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, State Resources, State Resources, Regional Centers/Early Intervention Agency, Support / Tutoring, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Wings Learning Center
(650) 692-9800
2303 Trousdale Drive
Burlingame, CA
Support Services
Art Therapy, Educational Advocacy, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade

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TALK - Teaching and Assessing Langauge for Kids
(650) 344-9961
1209 Howard Avenue, Suite 203
Burlingame, CA
Support Services
Activities, Assistive Technology, Early Intervention, Play Therapy, Speech & Language, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Center For Learning and Autism Support Services
(650) 286-4396
433 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Art Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Early Intervention, Floortime, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, State Resources, Education, State Resources, Insurance, State Resources, Parent Training, State Resources, Regional Centers/Early Intervention Agency, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Sara Chapman
(415) 948-7596
Services provide in family homes
San Francisco, CA
Support Services
Early Intervention, Floortime, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Support / Tutoring
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,Preschool

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Communication Therapy
(415) 310-6269
672 2nd Avenue
San Francisco, CA
Support Services
Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade

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Diablo Behavioral Healthcare (William Shryer, LCSW, BCD, Clinical Director)
(925) 648-4800
4185 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Ste 210
Danville, CA
Support Services
Academic Assessments, Behavorial Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Helpful Websites, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Inside Out Early Intervention
(925) 689-2378
P.O. Box 2268
Dublin, CA
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Early Intervention, Floortime, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Center for Learning and Autism Support Services, Inc. (CLASS)
(650) 286-4396
P.O Box 6772
San Mateo, CA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Assessment, Floortime, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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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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