Thursday, December 8, 2011

Play Therapy

hye guys assalamualaikum..

today i learned something interesting.. guess wut? 
ok let me share it

What is play therapy???

This approach offers a unique method of communication where children are encouraged to express themselves through play. children are often unable to appropriately express their emotions through language due to their natural developmental limitations. communication through play offers children an opportunity to physically speak to the therapist by using play as their language and toys as their words. play to comunicate with children and to help children learn to solve problems and change their negative behaviors. 
the therapist provides a specialized therapeutic set of toys a allow an array of expressive means. 

Who is play therapy for??
  • children aged 3-12 yrs
  • adult

Here’s why play therapy is often recommended for children:

• learn about the world
• understand how different things work
• express their thoughts and feelings
• develop their physical skills
• develop their mental skills
• develop effective social skills and bonds.

Throughout childhood, children usually express much more of themselves in their play.  We can understand our children better when we understand how they play.  By watching children play we learn about their thoughts, feelings, motivations, and struggles far more than by talking with them!  Play is not something trivial; on the contrary, it is one of the most critical elements of healthy child development!

Example of issues??
  • failure
  • eating disorder
  • trauma
  • parental divorce
  • illness or disabilty
  • emotional, physical or sexual abuse

Benefit of play therapy??

  • provides a safe space for emotional expression
  • children learn how to express their thoughts and feelings
  • making and acceptance of responsibility
  • help children to explore and practise social skills
  • helps children to make friends an learn about their ever expanding world
  • it fosters imagination and creativity
  • it supports emotional healing and growth

Play therapy sessions:
  • 1 to 1 (counselor + children) / group
  • once a week
  • 30-45 minutes

sandy play therapy

p/s: lepas ni kalau marah anak2 or anak sedara or adik2 x perlu la gune kekasaran seperti pukul, piat telinga, smack down, rotan, dll
cer try terapi kat atas td.. (tp kalau da degil sgt, sape yg tahan sabar kan kan.. hahahaa)