Therapeutic Use of Games: Structured Intervention For Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorder

*This course has been pre-approved by NCTRC for 5 clock hours.

This course is designed to provide the practitioner with an overview of the therapeutic use of games as a structured therapeutic intervention for individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Participants will better understand how to strategically assess, facilitate, and evaluate various games while tailoring them to individualized intended outcomes. After completing the course, the CTRS will complete a 15-question quiz on which s/he must score a 75% or higher to be awarded a certificate of completion and 5 Clock Hours of CE.

Course Objectives

  • Student will be able to explain the role of games as a facilitation technique.

  • Student will be able to identify therapeutic techniques to be used in conjunction with games.

  • Student will be able to identify games appropriate for reaching intended outcomes for those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

  • Student will be able to explain the role of games in determining client outcomes.

Tyler Neimeyer, MS, CTRS

Instructor Bio:

Tyler Neimeyer received his Bachelor’s degree in community sport management from the University of North Florida and Masters of Science from Indiana University in recreational therapy.  He is currently a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) and a PhD student within the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management at North Carolina State University.  Since 2015, Tyler has been working with individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders as a Registered Behavior Technician, a behavioral therapist, a director of an inclusive basketball program, and as a CTRS.  He has served on Jacksonville’s Mayor’s Council on Fitness and Wellbeing, the board of Indiana University’s Graduate Recreation Society, and collaborated in various research endeavors. Most recently, Tyler has served as the Director of Recreational Therapy at Positive Pathways, LLC and Visiting Lecturer at Indiana University.

Tyler Neimeyer M.S., CTRS

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