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Play Therapy Toy Box Programme run by Pictologue for children with autism - Stream 1

Run by Pictologue

Pictologue Play Therapy sessions for 8 - 11 year olds

Specifically designed for children with an ASC (autism) diagnosis

We are delighted to be working with Pictologue who will be providing their Play Therapy ToyBox programme for Skylarks which has been funded by The Hampton Fund. This is the first of three courses (one each term) run for children with an ASC (autism/ASD) diagnosis. There will also be 3 courses run for children with learning difficulties / other disabilities which are non ASC related. These groups are designed and led by a qualified Play Therapist and supported by Therapy Assistants. Pictologue is a children's charity for better communication

Play contributes significantly to the development of empathy, emotional and social intelligence, compassion, reflection, problem solving, creativity, initiative and resilience to stress. Specialised Play Therapy improves emotional and social skills with transferable outcomes. These therapeutic play groups are designed to nurture and develop skills and provide strategies for daily experiences to improve mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Key support strategies include:
● structured games
● opportunities for creativity
● open discussion
● exploration
● feedback and reflection

The therapeutic group consists of 10 sessions. Each session lasts 40 minutes

They are specifically designed for children who meet all 3 of the following criteria:

  • ASC diagnosis
  • Verbal communicator - able to understand and use sentences
  • Group ready - able to benefit from learning together with peers

Autumn Term Stream 1

Monday 19th September - Monday 28th November 2022 (no session in half term) 4pm - 4.40pm


‘Feelings Friends’ - Emotional regulation and expression

Emotional self-regulation is the ability to adjust behaviour in situations that may evoke emotions such as stress, anxiety, anger, and frustration. The goal of self-regulation is to gain control over our emotions and behaviour in order to act in our best interest in the long run. This therapy group is designed to help children improve their emotional regulation and expression using creative interventions.

Parents will be asked to complete Pictologue registration documents beforehand and a pre-group consultation will be scheduled. If these are not completed in time, your child may not be able to take part.


Mortlake Hall
30 Mullins Path
SW14 8EZ

Waiting List

If this course is full, you can express an interest for your child and go on the waiting list here

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