It is often difficult to understand the unknown. How can we understand the thoughts of children, when they do not know how to express themselves? Do we just ask? Will they eventually tell us? These remedies may work, but in the event they do not there is, play therapy. Play therapy is designated for children between 3 and 11. This form of therapy allows children to interact, express themselves, and communicate their feelings and emotions without ever saying a word. Play therapy relates to every other therapy in the way that there is a systematic model of success.
1. The therapists office will schedule an appointment with several children. In one session there can be as many as 2-5 children interacting. This organic interaction, allows the psychologist and psychiatrist, to properly evaluate the child’s emotions and feelings. This form of therapy allows the child to unknowingly reveal his emotion, while playing with other children.
2. Along with children interacting with other children, the therapist will have the child play with certain toys in order to determine his concentration and source of any stress. Each toy and each style of enjoying them represents a different emotion and feeling.
3. It is believed that people will interact with others, in order to work through internal anxieties. In this idea, children should be encouraged to play, in order to develop a healthy child.
4. The therapist will engage in a desensitization exercises, in order to eliminate stress for children. These exercises include teaching the child how to relearn certain behavior through a formal system of tests.
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