Mastermind Adventures: Quest! Therapeutic Adventure Game to Practice Social Skills

by Hawke Robinson published 2019/01/20 23:48:00 GMT-7, last modified 2023-02-05T09:51:54-07:00
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.


Location: Swansea, Massachusetts, USA

Services Summary List: TRPG

Provider Type: Therapeutic


Dates will run 6 consecutive weeks beginning August 2 through September 6, 6-8 PM with Evan Colbert, LICSW
Program Goals
  • Improve frustration tolerance 
  • Encourage perspective taking 
  • Creative problem solving with groups 
  • Generalization of social skills 
  • Promote flexible thinking 
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. 
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.
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Quest! is being developed by industry professionals, for industry professionals. All in-house Quest! sessions are co-facilitated by a therapist and a Mastermind games expert to create a positive environment for all participants. You can subscribe to the email list for announcements or use the form below to send us a message.

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Even more info about Quest! for professionals

Although people with Autism benefit from social skills training, most programs use the ABA model, work with kids who need rote practice, and are primarily focused on behavioral stabilization. There is a gap in services for kids who need more nuanced social skill and friendship development. The Quest! Program is the first original tabletop role playing game (RPG) designed to encourage more sophisticated social behavior. It’s therapeutically adaptable and easy to use in group settings. Our goal is to provide Quest! Certifications to providers for exponential reach and impact on children with Autism and related disorders.

The most popular social skills interventions employ highly structured practice of specific skills. Role Playing Games (RPGs) as therapy are not typically considered and are out of reach for the majority due to their complexity.

RPGs teach collective storytelling and creative problem solving. The game scenarios require deductive reasoning and diplomacy through engaging challenges. By creating a dynamic system of natural play, we’ve engineered a highly motivating environment that appeals to all kids.

This revolutionary system puts the power and benefits of RPGs within reach of all service providers in the fields of speech pathology, social work, education and beyond. By gamifying social skills practice with RPGs, Quest! allows the therapist to create more organic dialogue opportunities through challenges individualized to build specific, and even nuanced, skills and encourage relationship development.

This simple system is easy to learn. It takes the best parts of RPGs and integrates them with incentives to create motivated engagement, collaboration skills and teamwork.

Find out more about quest by reading this article in the Herald News, or download a flyer about the training modules.

We are currently seeking funding opportunities to create the training module for professionals. Sessions of Quest Seekers! are being offered in-store. Contact suscribe to the list for more information.




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