New podcast! I was on the ABSKids Autism Weekly podcast on an episode is titled “Using Games Therapeutically to Build Skills.” In it I described how Game to Grow’s therapeutic use of tabletop role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons differs from many “skills training programs” in that our groups don’t teach discrete skills from a deficit perspective. Game to Grow’s groups are designed to help participants build social confidence and flourish socially on their own terms. I also talked about Game to Grow’s training program, which helps other mental health professionals, educators, and advocates utilize role-playing games in their own communities, and Critical Core, the therapeutic RPG “beginner’s box” designed by Game to Grow to spread the life-enriching power of RPGs to even more homes, schools, and hospitals.
Listen to the podcast on the Autism Weekly website or in the embedded player below.