ABOUT PLAY THERAPY

Play is a child's language! Play Therapy is an amazing tool that allows adults insight into a child's world. Children learn and develop through play, so accessing and understanding how they process, what they feel, and how they react via Play Therapy is incredibly insightful. 

Why Play Therapy?

"Through play, therapists may help children learn more adaptive behaviors when there are emotional or social skills deficits (Pedro-Carroll & Reddy, 2005). The positive relationship that develops between therapist and child during play therapy sessions can provide a corrective emotional experience necessary for healing (Moustakas, 1997). Play therapy may also be used to promote cognitive development and provide insight about and resolution of inner conflicts or dysfunctional thinking in the child (O'Connor & Schaefer, 1983; Reddy, Files-Hall, & Schaefer, 2005)."

--Association for Play Therapy, 

a4pt.org

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