Structured Play Groups
Structured play groups are small group activities with a defined area, activity, theme, and roles with typically developing peers and an adult scaffolding as needed to support the learner with ASD's performance.
What Will I Learn?
The AFIRM model guides the learner through four lessons to facilitate:
- Learning basic knowledge about structured play groups (SPG).
- Applying SPG in activity based scenarios that promote real-world application.
The SPG module will take approximately 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. However, the module is broken into individual lessons to help guide your learning:
|Lesson||Time to Complete|
|A Case for SPG||10 minutes|
|Lesson 1: Basics of SPG||20 minutes|
|Lesson 2: Planning for SPG||25 minutes|
|Lesson 3: Using SPG||25 minutes|
|Lesson 4: Monitoring SPG||25 minutes|
|Applying SPG||10 minutes|
If you leave the module prior to finishing, your place within the module will be saved. From your My Account page, look in the My Modules tab and select the last page viewed to resume this module.
Sam, A., Kucharczyk, S., Waters, V., & AFIRM Team. (2018). Structured play groups. Chapel Hill, NC: National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder, FPG Child Development Center, University of North Carolina. Retrieved from http://afirm.fpg.unc.edu/structured-play-groups
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Standards that apply to all 27 evidence-based practices (PDF document, 2 pages)
CEC standards that apply specifically to the structured play groups (SPG) module (PDF document, 1 page)