What is Play Therapy?
Play therapy is comprised of several treatment methods that apply the therapeutic benefits of play. Play therapy is a psycho-therapeutic approach primarily used to help children ages 3 to 12, as well as some adolescents, explore and express repressed emotions and thoughts through play.
Why We Use It
The neuroscience behind this involves the nonverbal and communication centers of the brain; children affected by trauma may find it difficult to let other people know that they need help. The role-playing activities associated with play therapy have been essential in bringing forth memories in children who have experienced stressful events or past trauma.