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Quest Seekers! A Therapeutic Tabletop Role Playing Game for kids with Autis...

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Mastermind Adventures

262 Swansea Mall Drive

#205

Swansea, MA 02777

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Mastermind Adventures Quest! program to encourage social skills among children who have Autism Spectrum Disorders using a tabletop role playing game designed to incentivize positive social behavior and generalize skills. This program is being run and designed with area professionals (LICSW, Speech Pathologist).

Dates will run 6 consecutive weeks beginning Februay 6 through March 13th. We are looking for participants ages 9-12.

Shannon Witter, Speech Pathologist will be helping to help facilitate this program with our staff.

Program Goals

  1. Improve frustration tolerance
  2. Encourage perspective taking
  3. Creative problem solving with groups
  4. Generalization of social skills
  5. Promote flexible thinking
  6. Specifications

Quest! Therapeutic Tabletop Game is designed to engage kids who are practicing perspective taking, creative problem solving, communication and collaboration skills by creating a fun opportunity for group storytelling in a highly motivating fictional setting. The child will create a character or avatar that allows her to explore choices and consequences in a safe environment designed to improve frustration tolerance and flexible thinking and improve generalization of skills. Social interaction is incentivized with a token system that allows the whole group to earn bonuses in each leg of their collective journey.


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  • The participants should be able to understand how to follow directions, participate storytelling activities and remain with the group to follow the collective story.
  • Participants may be working on higher level social / pragmatic language skills such as determining cause and effect, making inferences, and understanding and using figurative language.
  • Participants may be working on social deduction and determining if a character is telling the truth, and practicing looking beyond what is given and fill in information that is missing.
  • Participants may be working on sequencing that requires that a participant be able to put events or timelines in a logical order.
  • Participants may be working on following the rules of conversation with multiple people (taking turns sharing ideas, staying on topic, etc.)
  • Participants may be working on abstract reasoning, awareness, and executive functions (self-monitoring, planning and problem solving).

Duration of Program

The program will run for 6 consecutive weeks, 1 hour per week. The first week of the program, the participants will develop their character. Each of the following 5 weeks, participants will be given a specific goal for that day of the game.

For the initial program, the story will be inspired by the Minecraft Game universe.


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