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:
Help children to build healthier relationships with teaching staff and peers;
Reduce emotional, behavioural and social obstacles to learning;
Improve adaptation in the classroom;
Enhance communication skills and emotional literacy;
Address the needs of at-risk children;
Support and advise teaching staff.”
British Association of Play Therapists (2004).