Course Description:


Participants will learn the basics of Teaching PLAY (TP), a school-based version of The PLAY Project, an evidence-based parent-implemented intervention program for young children on the autism spectrum. Without disrupting classroom routines, TP is designed to be practical and efficient in teaching pre-school and kindergarten school staff to playfully engage children with ASD in order to address the social challenges of these students that hinder true integration into the inclusive classroom. In Teaching PLAY, we believe that, for children with ASD, “Engagement leads to educational readiness.”

Learning Outcomes:

After completing this course you will be able to :

  • List and briefly describe 'The 7 Circles of Teaching PLAY'

  • List and explain the importance of the 4 principles and 5 methods of Teaching PLAY for children with ASD in the pre-school classroom

  • Be able to profile the Functional Developmental Level of a child with ASD

  • Explain how school staff can integrate Teaching PLAY into a pre-school classroom.

  • List IEP goals for students with ASD based on the Functional Developmental Levels.

Time Ordered Agenda

  • What is Teaching PLAY and Why is it Needed (15 min)

  • The 7 Circles of Teaching PLAY with Video Case Studies (1 hour)

  • Question and Answer Session (15 minutes)

Certificate & Credits

This class is available for 2 CTLE clock hours. The certificate is computer generated and is only available after you have watched the entire video, completed the feedback questions, and received a blue checkmark next to each section.

Who should take this course?

This course is applicable to educators, SEITs, therapists, and school leaders working with students ages 3-5.

Presenter Biography:

Richard Solomon MD

Elana Fertig, MS Ed is the Early Childhood Director at Yeshiva of South Shore for the last 20 years and was the EC Director at Prospect Park Yeshiva for the 3 years prior. She has worked as the Early Childhood Consultant at COJDS, and coordinates on going classes and workshops for Early Childhood Directors and Teachers. She is one of the founders of the Long Island- Yeshiva Early Childhood Network.

Instructional Methodology

Video lecture and slideshow.


Financial: Richard receives an honorarium for the presentation of this course. He is the owner and founder of The Play Project.


Non-Financial: There are no relevant non-financial disclosures at this time


If registrant cancels:

You may request a refund for this class within 24 hours of class purchase and before viewing 20% of the course content. To request a refund email [email protected]. Please note it may take up to 7 days for your refund to be processed.

Complaint Policy:

We do our best to address your concerns. Any complaints or grievances must be submitted via email to [email protected]. Please include the name, address, phone number, email, profession of person submitting the complaint or grievance, the title of the CE course, as well as the exact nature of the complaint/grievance. The CEA (continuing education administrator) will make an effort to resolve the complaint to the satisfaction of the complainant. This may include issuance of a credit for another CE course or other action suitable to all parties.

Special Needs:

Please indicate any special needs you may have at least 14 days prior to the event by calling or email us. We will try our best to accommodate your needs. This course is applicable to SLPs, SLP assistants, special educators, and teachers.

We're here to help!

For questions or concerns you can reach us by email, text, or phone. Our email address is [email protected]. We can also be reached by text/phone at 305.725.0747.

Improve Social Interaction for Pre-schoolers with Autism