About Us

Symbolic Play is a driving force behind child development. Our mission is to combine gaming technology and neurobehavioral science to promote parent-child interaction and increase engagement between children and parents. Our goal is to help children develop their ability to relate to others. We do it by making games. This is especially important for children affected by autism spectrum disorders or ADHD. Let your child’s play help you learn, explore and discover – together!

Bruce Brownstein, Founder

Bruce is a parent whose work with his son has taken him in new directions. He started SymPlay in order to offer parents products that could help them relearn the joy of play. In the past, Bruce owned a physical therapy clinic in New York City, founded an NIH-funded research center at Long Island University, and helped run one of the largest musculoskeletal medicine practices in the US.

Josh Feder, MD, Medical Director

Dr. Joshua Feder is the Director of the Department of Research in the Graduate School of the Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders, and a voluntary assistant professor at UCSD School of Medicine.  Dr. Feder specializes in neurobehavioral medicine and application of DIR/Floortime with families and in schools.  He is involved in advocacy for family choice in evidence-based practice, and he is a frequent commentator and speaker, including the Autism College and Valerie’s List. Dr. Feder has a full time child and family psychiatric practice in Solana Beach, California.

Bill Fisher, Gaming Guru

Bill is the founder and president of Quicksilver Software, Inc., a company he started over 30 years ago. An innovative veteran from the first generation of video games, his titles at Quicksilver have sold over 6 million copies. Quicksilver has diversified beyond gaming and its software and hardware products have won awards in education, military logistics, cognitive training, and business management systems. Bill is also active in the IEEE, the world’s largest professional services organization, where he chairs the IEEE GameSIG as well as the IEEE 2200 Standards Committee.