In early childhood education, what does research say about the effectiveness of play therapy? What are the present limitations of play therapy research? Can and should play therapy be conducted in an elementary classroom? By whom? What do you consider to be the future of play therapy?
First, as you look at some early childhood education research about the effectiveness of play therapy, I see it as highly effective for kids who have experienced abuse or neglect. I also see it as highly powerful as an intervention for special needs kids, at risk kids and also kids with severe behavioral problems.
Much of the research that I currently emphasize derives from the University of North Texas. You might argue that Barrett's research about the effects of play therapy demonstrate that it ...
Various aspects of play therapy are articulated.