Play therapy uses techniques to engage children in recreational activities to help them cope with their problems and fears. A play therapist works with children according to their age level.
Since children express themselves through play, this type of therapy can be very helpful for children who are victims of abuse or who have mental disorders. Play therapy can help children:
Primary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical ReviewerDavid A. Axelson, MD - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
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