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Development Through Play

Using research-supported strategies and playful engagement to foster connection, development & creativity.

COVID-19 Notice: Fully vaccinated and make every effort to maintain CDC Recommendations regarding masking and social distancing. Please inform me if you do not. 






Appreciate diversity & individual differences

Consider the dynamic interplay between an individual, their relationships and their environment, in order to understand behaviors and challenges.


Provide custom-tailored strategies drawing from the latest research to help people accommodate their needs, communicate effectively, and live meaningful, engaged lives.

Purposeful use of play-theory and creative activities provide a unique approach that deftly engages participants in their own development.

Relationships & process drive outcomes. A teacher can guide, but you must mindfully engage.

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About Me

Audra Olazabal

PhD in Applied Developmental Psychology.

Autism educator & advocate.

Expertise in emotion regulation, engagement 

& reasoning / problem solving.

Research & innovation enthusiast.

Mother to autistic twin 5yo boys.


Developmental Intervention/Early Intervention

Parent Coaching/Education

Inclusive Educational & Recreational Workshops

Business & Professional Services

Private Consultation

My passion is helping people to improve their lives through psycho-education, community engagement, creative exploration/expression & strategic use of play-based developmental approaches.

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In-home developmental play sessions to engage your child and support their development.

Includes parent education and coaching to provide you the tools to meaningfully strengthen your relationship while supporting your child's development.

Inclusive Workshops
& Events

Educational and recreational online workshops to improve your life and build community.

Custom event design &

hosting also available.

Business Services

Tailored expertise to fit your needs, whether for staff trainings, strategic program design, environment tailoring, or entertaining lectures for the intellectually curious.

Private Consultation

Discuss your questions with a developmental psychology expert.


Obtain research relevant to your interest area(s) and help with how to accurately interpret/use the information.  

Create a strategic plan and receive tailored strategies for making progress towards your unique goals. 

"It is in playing, and only in playing, that the individual child or adult is able to be creative and to use the whole personality, and it is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self."

- D.W. Winnicott, British Pediatrician, 1896–1971

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