Kay Schieffer - Theraplay Institute Executive Director

Kay Schieffer, M.A., M.Ed., Theraplay Institute Executive Director

Kay is a special education teacher with over 25 years of experience in early childhood education. She is a Certified Theraplay® Group Specialist and Trainer. Kay’s work has focused on children with developmental disabilities, children with emotional and behavioral disorders and children at risk for academic failure. She has provided training for Sunshine Circles and Group Theraplay to teachers and related service providers who work in schools with children with special needs. Kay wrote Sunshine Circles®: Interactive Playgroups for Social Skills Development and Classroom Management, the teacher’s manual that accompanies the Sunshine Circles training. She has led Group Theraplay trainings and has presented at state, national and international conferences.