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  • Amanda Bender, a Lead-Deadwood elementary school counselor, tells her partner, Jeff Heavlin, a counselor at Oscar Howe Elementary in Sioux Falls, to stop blowing bubbles at her. The exercise, which they learned during a workshop conducted by play therapy supervisor and autism specialist Robert Jason Grant, helps children develop social skills.
    Amanda Bender, a Lead-Deadwood elementary school counselor, tells her partner, Jeff Heavlin, a counselor at Oscar Howe Elementary in Sioux Falls, to stop blowing bubbles at her. The exercise, which they learned during a workshop conducted by play therapy supervisor and autism specialist Robert Jason Grant, helps children develop social skills.
  • Holly Kelly, a home-based therapist at Southeastern Behavioral Health in Sioux Falls, tries to guess the word on the index card based on clues from her partner. The exercise is part of a workshop, sponsored by the South Dakota Early Childhood Mental Health Collaborative.
    Holly Kelly, a home-based therapist at Southeastern Behavioral Health in Sioux Falls, tries to guess the word on the index card based on clues from her partner. The exercise is part of a workshop, sponsored by the South Dakota Early Childhood Mental Health Collaborative.
  • Nationally recognized play therapy supervisor and autism specialist Robert Jason Grant visits with two workshop attendees. More than 165 early childhood educators and mental health professionals attended the Oct. 24 workshop.
    Nationally recognized play therapy supervisor and autism specialist Robert Jason Grant visits with two workshop attendees. More than 165 early childhood educators and mental health professionals attended the Oct. 24 workshop.
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