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|
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)