What is play therapy?
Play therapy is a method of therapy that uses play activities to communicate and help children to prevent or disentangle from psychosocial issues. It allows children to explore and express their feelings and needs through toys and creative mediums in the playroom with a play therapist.
Play therapist helps children and families to cope with negative feeling and reduce stress, and to promote health and wellness.
Who is it for?
Play therapy is appropriate for children aged 3-11 who struggle with emotional and behavioral issues, such as short-tempered, problem with emotional regulation, low in self-esteem and self-confidence, withdrawal from challenges and difficulties, lack of motivation in learning, anxiety, and special education needs (e.g. ADHD, Autism, Learning difficulties).
How is play therapy conducted?
Play therapy is conducted by accredited Play Therapist in individual session. Each play therapy session will last for 50 minutes, and usually need about 10 to 20 sessions. Number of sessions is various depending on the needs of child and family. In the child’s first visit, therapist will also meet parents to understand child’s background and needs. Therapist would also communicate with parents periodically to follow up on therapy progress.