Making Sense of Play

  • Online course. Immediate access.

  • Open to all.

  • 4.5 hours of content using slides with voice-over, animations, videos, quizzes and many resources to download.

  • Includes Certificate of completion and CPD Points.

  • £55 GBP. 30 day access.

Overview

This course provides an overview of theory and the evidence base applicable to the concepts of play and playfulness.  It looks at play from a broad theoretical perspective. 


Objectives

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • discuss theoretical concepts of play
  • discuss the concept of playfulness
  • discuss the importance of play in executive functioning
  • discuss Bundy's model of playfulness
  • select appropriate assessments to use when assessing play
  • discuss the value and purpose of play
  • discuss the use of play in an ASI frame of reference
  • discuss issues related to risky play
  • discuss features of play in different clinical populations
  • discuss a range of play-based interventions  


Who should complete this course?

Open to all. This course is suitable for qualified health professionals who would like to refresh/update their knowledge on play. 

For students on our SI practitioner pathway, the learning on this course forms part of SI Module 4: Advanced Practice.


Technology requirements

Stable WiFi/Broadband - This is an online course. You cannot download this course. You cannot access it without being connected to WiFi Broadband.

Google Chrome browser (latest version) - You will not be able to view the learning content and assessments properly whilst using other browsers.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Making Sense of Play

    • A note about downloadable video transcripts

    • Welcome to the course

    • How to engage with the course

    • Introduction to this Course

    • Introduction to Play

    • Play and Playfulness

    • Check Your Learning 1

    • Play and Executive Function

    • Check Your Learning 2

    • Models and Assessments of Play Playfulness

    • The Purpose and Value of Play

    • Check Your Learning 3

    • Sensory Processing and Play

    • Risky Play

    • Check Your Learning 4

    • Play in Different Clinical Populations

    • Play Based Interventions

    • Supports and Barriers

    • Check Your Learning 5

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Social proof: reviews

5 star rating

Very informative

Louise Mckenzie

Great course for lots of settings.

Great course for lots of settings.

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5 star rating

Making Sense of Play

Aliya Drakes

Very informative and presented at the right level for my needs. I especially loved and appreciated the strengths-based language used, particularly when discu...

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Very informative and presented at the right level for my needs. I especially loved and appreciated the strengths-based language used, particularly when discussing the autistic community - November 2021.

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4 star rating

Making Sense of Play

louise porter

November 2021

November 2021

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