School Children Playing with Animal Toys
Play Therapy with Karen Hammond in Schools
Play Therapy with Karen Hammond in Schools - Boy Drawing

Information for Schools:

Play Therapy in a school setting requires a consistent private space where the child can have Play Therapy sessions at the same time and on the same day each week.

I work closely with schools, adhering to school policies and procedures. 

Good communication and regular reviews with parents and school staff are essential to both support a child and to identify any difficulties they may have.

The British Association of Play Therapists (2004) highlights the following benefits of Play Therapy interventions in a school setting:

            “Play Therapy in schools can also:

  1. Help children to build healthier relationships with teaching staff and peers;

  2. Reduce emotional, behavioural and social obstacles to learning;

  3. Improve adaptation in the classroom;

  4. Enhance communication skills and emotional literacy;

  5. Address the needs of at-risk children;

  6. Support and advise teaching staff.”

 

British Association of Play Therapists (2004).