"Toys are children's words and play is their language." - Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship by Garry Landreth
Through play, children explore themes, connections, behaviors, choices and process relationships. Play is simply how children make sense of the world around them and practice ways in which they can interact in it.
Through therapeutic play, your child can learn to problem solve, communicate and connect with others effectively, express their emotions appropriately, have a positive view of themselves and make behavioral changes. As a family, play therapy can assist in developing connection and attachment between the child and their caregiver(s).
To learn more about play therapy check out our "What is Play Therapy" blog post today.
The M.A.D. Therapy, PLLC's therapist, Alexandra Skinner Walsh, LMHC, was awarded the "2018 Rookie of the Year" by the Iowa Association for Play Therapy. While she is no longer working with kids and teens, she can point you in the direction of other exceptional therapists who do.