What are Playschemes?
Autism & Neurodiversity - North Scotland Playschemes offer a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities for school aged autistic & neurodiverse children and young people up to 18 years. The activities focus on developing social and communication skills and range from outdoor activities such as soft play, bowling, cinema and visiting play parks to indoor activities that include crafts, baking and technology-based pursuits using equipment such as iPads and Kindles allowing the children to play games and communicate with each other and staff.
Activities such as bowling and mini golf help the children practice their hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills as well as assisting with their social and communication skills. Through encouraging activities such as baking we are allowing the children opportunities to develop their skills in measuring, budgeting (when buying ingredients), sharing (taking turns), timekeeping and creativity. The group really enjoy baking although the tidying up at the end is not as popular!
We have a sensory room in our building which the younger children particularly enjoy – especially the lights and sounds that come from various equipment and toys we have. Multi-sensory environments such as ours can help to enhance their concentration and alertness, encouraging the children to explore their environment without feeling frightened or overwhelmed.
When do the Playschemes run?
Weekends during school term time and 7 days per week during school holidays.
Where are the Playschemes held?