Parent/Carer and Child Programmes
.The play kit and skills are tailored to each family, with the practitioner trained in both talking and in play/creative arts therapies, alongside filial play coaching informed work through CPD. Other models similarly include Theraplay (R) (Levels 1&2) for enhancing attachment and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (Levels 1 & 2) talking approach for older clients. This combination of skills offers parents and carers a programme of support to enhance their skills of playing and relating with their child in a child-led ways. This enables their relationship with the children to build or rebuild positively in a natural, non-threatening way.
The main work for filial play coaching informed work is done at home between the parent/carer and child, for an achievable 10 minutes a day, 5 days per week, with meetings with the filial play coach each week to support the parent/carer sensitively with a flexible programme which works for each family individually within the professional framework.
Theraplay(R) and DDP are done with the parents/carers and child separately or together with the therapist.
Filial Play Skills
Consistency and Predictability
Focussing on the child
Giving Choices back to the child
Feedback and Guidance
Weekly Play Observations paired with Feedback and Guidance Sessions
Measured by standardised play observation frameworks
Evaluated with pre and post programme assessments
Relational, Emotional, Behavioural and Concentration Strengths and difficulties of child assessed
as an indicator of change