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AutPlay® Therapy

For children with neurodevelopmental disorders, involving both the child and parent. AutPlay® Therapy is designed for children aged 3 – 12 years.


AutPlay® therapy was created by Dr. Robert Jason Grant, and is underpinned by the models of both Play Therapy and Behaviour therapy in supporting and engaging with children and adolescents who may have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, being assessed for this diagnosis or other developmental disabilities, such as:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Down Syndrome

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Tourette’s Syndrome (TS)

  • Learning Disorders

  • Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD)

  • Fragile X Syndrome

  • Expressive Language Disorder

  • Seizure Disorders

  • Intellectual Developmental Disorder

  • Social Pragmatic Communication Disorder (SCD)


AutPlay® is practitioner and parent led, by having clear session goals with the parent/caregiver implemented in the intake and assessment phase. AutPlay® Therapy incorporates a number of directive play techniques to engage in session and then for the parent to follow through with at home to support the child/adolescent through specific targeted skill areas. 


These skill areas include:

- Social functioning
- Emotional and self-regulation
- Building connection and relationships
- Anxiety reduction
- Sensory processing
- Behavioural change

Ballarat Play Therapy is committed to cultivating an inclusive environment for your child and family. We celebrate, value and include people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, cultures, bodies and abilities.


Ballarat Play Therapy acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land we live and work on, the Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung People, and recognises their continuing connection to the land and waterways. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and extend this to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.

© 2021 by Ballarat Play Therapy

ABN: 96 337 416 167

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