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Play therapy uses techniques to engage children in recreational
activities to help them cope with their problems and fears. A play therapist
works with children according to their age level.
Since children express themselves through play, this type of
therapy can be very helpful for children who are victims of abuse or who have
mental disorders. Play therapy can help children:
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & David A. Axelson, MD - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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