Professional Certificate in Child Play Therapy

Arium School of Arts & Sciences


Course introduction

This course provides a comprehensive view of Child’s Play and is designed for students who have a need to understand the fascinating and complex world of children’s play.



Course Benefits


At the end of this course students will be able to:

  • Provide an overview of the history of play in terms of philosophy, practices and values that underlies children’s activities.
  • Students will have comprehensive understanding of play intended to help prepare them for guiding children’s play in preschools, elementary schools, park systems, and research programs.
  • Theoretical and practical approaches to promoting developmental integrated play and learning approaches across various age and developmental levels.
  • Able to develop the ability to select appropriate materials and instructional strategies to meet students needs.
  • Explore ways to create safe play environments for all children, and how to weave  play into school curricula.
  • Understand how Media and technology effects screen time on children’s development.



Course Outline


Topic
  • Plays History: Ideas, Beliefs, and Activities
  • Theory as Lenses on Children’s Play
  • Neuroscience and Play Deprivation
  • Play: Infants & Toddlers
  • Play in the Preschool Years
  • Play and the School Age Child
  • Culture & Gender in Play
  • Play and the Curriculum
  • Creating Play Environment
  • Play & Children with Disabilities
  • Computers & Technology a Emerging Toys
  • Play Environment
  • Play & Disability
  • Computers & Technology
  • Introduction to Play Therapy
  1. Art Therapy
  2. Music Therapy
  3. Sand Play & Symbols
  4. Drama
  • Child Safety in Public Places
  • Playwork in American & European Playgrounds



Available Course Sessions


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Trainer Profile


Our Lecturers

All our lecturers are selected based on their subject expertise, experience and dedication. They are required to possess at least a Masters in their subject expertise. With their years of work experience, they will also be able to illustrate topics in class with real world examples. We are committed to provide a high standard of service by promoting an environment conductive to student learning through a low student-teacher ratio of 30:1. Currently, we have 50 adjunct lecturers. A brief profile of some of our lecturers is given below.

Details of our lecturers can be found on our website.



 

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