Dr. Garry Landreth, author of Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship, has explained toys in the playroom are a child's words and the play itself is their language.
What is Play Therapy?
Play Therapy is a form of treatment to assist children with addressing cognitive, behavioral, and emotional challenges. It capitalizes on the child's natural ability to express their feelings and resolve conflict through play.
APT defines play therapy as the "systematic use of a theoretical model to establish an interpersonal process wherein trained play therapiss use the therapeutic powers of play to help clients prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties and achieve optimal growth and development.
What are the benefits of Play Therapy?
Play Therapy creates a safe place for children to express their feelings and thoughts. Aside from supporting a child's emotional healing and growth it also encourages expression of self; regulating behaviors; creative independence; and social skills just to name a few.