Have Fun! Honoring All Forms of Play in Therapy

· December 15, 2022

Course Number: ABIO2301

When: Available between available January 1, 2023 – January 30, 2028

Where: Available under “Course Content” at the bottom of this page.

Description: In this session, we review the characteristics of play and how the environment impacts play and social participation. We also review strategies to connect with children and empower caregivers in play.

Who This Course Is Good For:

  • Any ASHA member, CCC holder, or other professional that is licensed or credentialed to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology or preparing to earn ASHA CEUs.
  • A professional who works with pediatric clients.
  • A speech-language pathologist (SLP) who works in a school-based setting.
  • A professional who works with pediatric clients that exhibit challenging behaviors.

Who This Course Isn’t Good For:

  • Any professional that does not currently work with any pediatric clients or plan to in the near future.
  • Professionals that solely provide one on one therapy in a medical setting as this course is focused on play in a clinic or school-based setting.


Venita Litvack, M.A, CCC-SLP

Venita is an Assistive Technology (AT) Consultant in south Florida. She has a passion for using AAC, AT, and literacy to support individuals with complex communication needs, autism, and other disabilities. Venita has delivered poster presentations on several topics related to AAC at ASHA and co-presented several ASHA CEU accredited courses. Venita co-authored two articles published in ASHA Leader’s online publication, as well as the Lou Knows What to Do book series published by Boys Town Press. Recently, Venita started utilizing the power of social media to empower and motivate educators across the country through the Speechie Side Up podcast, blog, Instagram account, and YouTube channel.

Diamond Rashad, MHS, OTD, OTR/L

Dr. Rashad is a Pediatric Occupational Therapist & Doula. Her experience and passions are: early intervention and outpatient pediatrics, feeding therapy, supporting neurodivergent children, adolescents and adults, culturally informed care in allied health, and maternal/parental-baby dyads. Dr. Rashad is also the founder of Emira’s Mamas & “A Dime of OT” and an expert Panelist for Growing Good Community.

Disclosure Statements

Venita Litvack has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: ownership interest in Speechie Side Up, LLC and Tassel Learning, LLC; royalties from the Lou Knows What to Do book series.

Venita Litvack has the following relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose: member of the ASHA Special Interest Group 12.

Diamond Rashad has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: Dr. Rashad is a paid expert panelist for the Growing Good Community; and receives financial compensation for this presentation.

Diamond Rashad has no nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of this activity, participants will:
  • Describe the importance of shifting language around play as it relates to what is appropriate
  • Describe how the environment impacts play and social participation
  • List at least 2 strategies for connecting with children and empowering caregivers in play


10 minIntroductions and Backgrounds
10 minReview of how the environment impacts play and social participation
10 minReview of shifting language in evaluations, treatment, and collaboration
10 minReview of encouraging play in pediatric settings
5 minReview of practical strategies with children and caregivers
15 minClosing, Discussion, and Questions

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Course Includes

  • 1 Lesson
  • 2 Requirements
  • Course Certificate