therapeutic play

therapeutic play

1 a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as purposeful and directive use of toys or other materials to assist children in communicating their perception and knowledge of their world and to help in gaining mastery of their environment. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.
2 a well established therapeutic modality used by psychotherapists, occupational therapists, and other health care providers. Research, both qualitative and quantitative, supports its effectiveness. Sessions may occur with individual children or with groups of children.
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Now, as she works towards the opening of Sam's House, a therapeutic play centre for young Syrian refugees living in a tented settlement, she admits she couldn't be prouder of his legacy.
For the professional, therapeutic play can be an alternative strategy that makes it possible to understand the needs and feelings of the child and his or her guardian, assimilate new situations, and clarify erroneously interpreted concepts.
Therapeutic play and appropriate humour in the perioperative setting has been shown to reduce anxiety in both children and their parents (Berger, Wilson, Potts & Polivka, 2014).
8221; Furthering the objective of the program, the spokesperson added, “The effective strategies can also help alleviate behavioral problems and motor dysfunctions based on proven therapeutic play sessions.
His parents, teachers and friends were so inspired by the Clown Doctors approach to therapeutic play that they decided to put on a show at the school to raise money for the charity.
While the concept of directed therapeutic play is still relatively new to Filipinos, real steps have been taken to bring long term therapeutic play intervention solutions to those who need them most.
Both with a background in schools, together they run the Norton-based Children's Therapeutic Play and Young Persons' Counselling Service and www.
Jackie Bould, inset, founded the Emotional Support for Children and Young People (ESCAYP) charity in 2008 to offer counselling and therapeutic play to children and young people throughout West Yorkshire.
Therapeutic play is another intervention used successfully in the preparation of children for surgery (Li & Lopez 2008).
Written in an academic style, it will be of particular interest to higher education students, particularly those studying subjects in early years, child psychology and therapeutic play.
Three new play assessments are introduced, and therapeutic play interventions are described for developing pretend play, non-directive play therapy, and working with children with physical disabilities, illustrated with case vignettes.
First, we explore the use of toys and therapeutic play materials that most children find enjoyable.

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