Therapy is a well-researched, effective approach to helping young
express themselves. Essentially, toys are used as words to
help them communicate, and therein lives the therapy.
Play Therapy, the trained play therapist uses therapeutic language
to create a safe place for the child's exploration of self, expression
of worries or concerns, testing of boundaries, and relationship
Standard Play Therapy is generally considered appropriate for children
up to about age 10. But the ages vary, depending on the child's
interest. Play Therapy can be used by the therapist to work with
individual children or a group, such as siblings.
One advantage of Play Therapy is that kids look forward to it, even in
cases where they might fear talking with a therapist. Their enjoyment
and enthusiasm leads to faster progress and better results.