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play therapy

[′play ‚ther·ə·pē]
(psychology)
A form of treatment, used particularly with children, in which a child's play, as with dolls in the presence of a therapist, is used as a medium for expression and communication.
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Al Wakra Hospital has developed a therapeutic approach that uses play therapy and simulation to help children comprehend their illness.
Play therapy is one of the few interventions that provides an opportunity for younger children to heal from trauma and toxic stress.
Play therapy improves pre-school children's self-concepts, external behavioral functioning, and language development.
In contrast to the broad focus of Kadusen and Schaefer's book, Nancy Boyd Webb 's book, Play Therapy with Children and Adolescents in Crisis (41st ed.
Researchers have also identified familiar patterns in the progression of play within play therapy.
Adlerian play therapy has four phases: building the relationship, investigating the lifestyle, gaining insight, and providing reorientation/reeducation.
Child-centered play therapy (CCPT) is a developmentally responsive intervention for children based on the philosophy of Carl Rogers's (1957) person-centered approach (Axline, 1974; Landreth, 2012; Ray, 2011).
She said play therapy significantly contributed to the rehabilitation of many victims of abuse supported by the DFWAC.
The authors investigated the hypothesis that providing play therapy would improve academic achievement in first grade students.
Mum Sara Harvey is delighted with the difference a Play Therapy Pod has made in encouraging her two-year-old autistic son Frank to talk.
Implications for play therapy training and future directions for research are discussed.
Play therapy is an empirically supported intervention used to address a number of developmental issues faced in childhood.