A therapeutic role-playing game experience that increases interpersonal and life skills in a fun, interactive game setting. Role-playing games provide a safe space for players to explore within the game and also within themselves by engaging in skills such as cooperation, collaboration, problem solving, emotional regulation, and executive functioning skills.
What is a Table Top Role-Playing Game (TTRPG)?
A Table Top Role-Playing Game (TTRPG) is a game that can include the virtual or physical elements of a board game where a group of characters works together to complete an adventure. Players have different strengths and abilities which emphasize the element of cooperative play to achieve a common goal. In the game setting, there will be obstacles to overcome, opportunities to work together to face challenges, and rewards based on success.
How are Table Top Role-Playing Games (TTRPG) adapted for therapeutic use?
Table Top Role-Playing Games (TTRPG) are flexible in nature. The game is led by a Game Master (GM) who can adapt the story to anticipate individual players' strengths and challenges to develop interpersonal and social skills that can be generalized for use in the real world.
Who facilitates these groups?
Our groups are led by licensed therapists that have received training in how to build a game that is fun, exciting, while engaging players to develop new skills and strengths. For more information on how these groups work, contact Therapediatrics at 847-966-6666.
*Due to the current pandemic, our Therapeutic Role Playing Games are offered in an interactive virtual setting.
Social skills groups help children to learn, develop, and practice important life skills, including:
- Emotional regulation
- Frustration tolerance
Resourceful Realms Schedule
Our weekly groups are ongoing with rolling admission. After registering for a groups, members will be sent an intake form to let us know a little bit about the player and what they hope to achieve for goals during game play. For children and adolescent groups, when a player joins during an adventure, the group facilitator will contact the parent/guardian to consult on game setup (if joining virtually) and discuss goals. Each group is limited to 6 players maximum.
The cost for attending Resourceful Realms is $40 per session, billed monthly.
- Ages 8-10: Mondays 4:30pm - 5:30pm
- Ages 12+: Mondays 6:00pm - 7:30pm
- Ages 8-10: Wednesdays 4:00pm - 5:30pm
- Ages 10+: Wednesdays 5:00pm - 6:30pm
- Ages 12+: Wednesdays 6:30pm - 8:00pm