Welcome to our Play Therapy and Sensory Room


WHY PLAY THERAPY…

Play is a universal language shared by most children. Play builds on the normal communicative and learning processes of children. Therapists strategically utilize play therapy to help children express what is troubling them when they do not have the verbal language to express their thoughts and feelings.

In play therapy, toys are like the child's words and play is the child's language. Through play, therapists may help children learn more adaptive behaviors when there are emotional or social skills deficits. The positive relationship that develops between therapist and child during play therapy sessions can provide a corrective emotional experience necessary for healing. Play therapy may also be used to promote cognitive development and provide insight about and resolution of inner conflicts or dysfunctional thinking in the child.

WHAT WILL MY CHILD LEARN IN PLAY THERAPY…

  • How to become more responsible for behaviors and develop more successful strategies.
  • How to develop new and creative solutions to problems.
  • How to develop respect and acceptance of self and others.
  • How to learn new social skills and relational skills with family.
  • How to develop self-efficacy and thus a better assuredness about their abilities.

The Mightier Tablet

If your child is struggling with focus, confidence, following directions, or calming their bodies down, Darlene encourages and assists children in playing on the Mightier tablet for approximately 10 minutes during a play therapy session. The Mightier is a program that has kid approved games that have clinically validated results. The games on the Mightier mimic challenges found in everyday life, allowing kids to practice calming skills in a safe, fun environment. Over 87% of parents have reported the Mightier has promoted positive change in their child. The Mightier is a fun, proven way for kids to manage their emotions and work through tough times with tantrums, anger, aggression, irritability, feelings of frustration, anxiety, or even a diagnosis like ADHD, ODD, and autism spectrum disorder.

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