PlayPal Certification in Play Development Facilitation

Would you like to be a great coach? Join the PlayPal Certification in Play Development Facilitation program to build the skills to help children with special needs to develop themselves through sports and play activities in a fun and motivating manner. #BeTheChange

PlayPal training program is a 6 months part-time certificate program in Play Development Facilitation. The trainees will be offered 6 months of mentoring from our faculty of senior occupational and physical therapists.

To offer interested individuals, such as the caregivers and professionals who work with children with special needs the knowledge and skills to teach play, sports and movement based activities to children across varied abilities including those with special needs.

  • Sports coaches and teachers affiliated to schools, shelter workshops and sport academies
  • Individuals who are interested in building a career in teaching play and sports based activities to children
  • Certified dance, martial arts, yoga and Early Child Care & Education teachers
  • Caregivers of children with special needs.
  • Conceptual learning through theory classes
  • Supervised observations of therapy sessions through ongoing visits to pediatric occupational therapy clinics
  • Therapist guide play sessions for children with special needs
  • Mentorship
  • Child development and skill learning
  • Introduction to developmental disability
  • Strategies to overcome challenging behaviors
  • Inclusion and child rights
  • Practical sessions on how to work with children

At the end of this course, the participants will learn how to:

  • Engage with children with special needs.
  • Use play, sports and fun based activities to facilitate the child development and thereby creating an environment of inclusion for all children.
  • Maintain professional work ethics by being sensitive and respectful to the child and the family.

PlayPals will have openings in special schools, sports academies and to work as independent practitioners.

PlayPals will have openings in special schools, sports academies and to work as independent practitioners.

  • Fill up the form and send it along with self-attested certificates either to or by post to SETCO Foundation Head Office, 2/A Ground Floor, Film Center Building, 68 Tardeo Road, Tardeo, Mumbai – 400 034.
  • For a candidate working for an institution, a letter of recommendation from the institutional supervisor would be required.
  • The selection will be done through an interview process. Scholarships may be awarded to deserving candidates.

Right to Play

Right to Play is an introductory workshop for individuals/institutions to offer an understanding of developmental disabilities in children and to learn the basics of teaching play skills. It enables the participants to know how best to support children with special needs through play. We also offer customized workshops according to organizational requirements.

Let’s Play Let’s Learn

Let’s Play Let’s Learn is an interactive workshop for parents of children with special needs in the age group of 5 years and above who would like to understand how to help their child learn a play or a sport skill.

The workshop will offer support to parents to understand :

  • Their child’s skill readiness
  • The teaching strategies they could use in order to teach their child play skills