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What is Play Therapy?

Play Therapy is a fundamental technique in which therapists use specific toys and activities to allow children to work through their problems and issues.

What is play therapy used for?

Play therapy is used to help children prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties, work through trauma and achieve optimal growth and development.

How does play therapy help in child development?

Therapists are trained to guide children through behavioral, emotional and traumatic problems by observing patterns of play, teaching coping skills, and modeling appropriate emotional responses if and when a child becomes dysregulated during their play session.

How long does a play therapy session last?

Each play therapy session varies in length and is determined by the tolerance and age of the child but usually lasts between 30 to 50 minutes. Ideally, sessions should be held weekly. Research suggests that it may take an average of 20 play therapy sessions to resolve the problems of the typical child referred for treatment.

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