What will happen in my child's Play Therapy sessions?
Your child's therapist will have a large selection of play materials from which your child may choose. These may include art and craft materials, dressing up props, sand and water, clay, small figures and animals, musical instruments, puppets and books. The therapist will enable your child to use these resources to express him or herself without having to provide verbal explanations.
Some children will respond to a short term intervention (for example 6 up to 12 sessions). However, when problems have persisted for a long time or are more complex, therapy may be ongoing. Sessions are usually once a week and 45-50 minutes long. Consistency is also very important for developing a trusting relationship.
The Therapeutic Play Tool Kit
- Sandtray & Symbols
- Clay work
- Therapeutic Story Telling
- Body Movement / Dance
- Creative visualisation