Are you interested in taking part in a Watch Me Play! study?
Watch Me Play! is a programme for parents of young children. Watch Me Play! involves the parent watching their child play for about 20 minutes, a couple of times a week. The programme was initially developed for children in care to strengthen the relationship between carer and child, and support children in growing up happy and secure. Foster carers liked the programme and found it helpful.
A team at UCL is now studying if Watch Me Play! could be helpful for parents of children with developmental delays. The team are interested to find out what parents think of the programme. Over the next 2 years, they will be offering Watch Me Play! to about 20 parents of young children (0 to 6 years) with a developmental delay.
Are you interested in taking part?
This study involves completing five weeks of Watch Me Play!
Parents are first invited to a one-hour introductory session (remotely on Teams or Zoom) to talk about Watch Me Play! with their child. Then parents will play with their child twice a week. Once a week, a trainer will support the parent in a further play session. All support is 1-1, and will take place remotely.
Parents will be interviewed and asked to fill in some questionnaires before and after Watch Me Play!
Am I eligible?
You’ll need to be the parent or carer of a child aged between 0 and 6 years who has a developmental delay (or global developmental delay, autism, learning disability, Down’s Syndrome, or any combination of these).
You’ll be asked to do weekly sessions for five weeks.
How to sign up
Any parents interested in doing Watch Me Play ! in September, October, November or December 2021 please email the researchers now: