Wilson McCaskill

Founder/Director

Wilson McCaskillWilson McCaskill is the founder/director of Play Is The Way Pty Ltd, a sought after consultant on children’s behaviour, presenter and the author of numerous resources in the use of physically interactive games for the development of positive social behaviour.

Wilson trained at East 15 Acting School in London in the early 1970's. His strong interest in children's theatre and puppetry saw him working in the UK until his return to Australia in the late 1970's.  

Back in Australia he started his own acting school and theatre company and enjoyed considerable success for over 20 years.  In the early 1990's, Wilson began exploring play as a form of social and emotional learning. His acting school and theatre company in Perth, served as the perfect laboratory for his work. It wasn’t long before schools showed a keen interest in his approach.

Working with primary school students for over two decades, in a great variety of school settings, resulted in the development of the PLAY IS THE WAY® program. With his wife Julie, Wilson conducts a hectic schedule of professional development workshops throughout Australia.

Wilson’s firm belief in behaviour education and student self-management ensures the program remains relevant and meaningful to the educators, students and parents of today.