Play is a perfect way to engage children in therapy. It is developmentally appropriate, allows children to express both comfortable and uncomfortable thoughts and emotions, and gives the therapist valuable insights into the child’s world.
Play therapy uses the therapeutic powers of play to help clients prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties and achieve optimal growth and development. Nazareth's center is one of only about 25 centers approved by the Association for Play Therapy for play therapy education in the country.
This care at Nazareth may include co-treatment with physical therapy, speech therapy, art therapy, or music therapy. For example, a child may experience music therapy and play therapy at the same time.