Developmental Delay , Symbolic Play and Non-Directive Play Therapy

@inproceedings{Ryan1999DevelopmentalD,
  title={Developmental Delay , Symbolic Play and Non-Directive Play Therapy},
  author={Virginia Ryan},
  year={1999}
}
This paper focuses on non-directive play therapy with maltreated and neglected young children, and explores ways in which their symbolic play seems to be activated and accelerated during play therapy. The frameworks of attachment and cognitive development are utilized to examine therapeutic relationships. Examples from normal development and from therapeutic work are given in order to describe more precisely the seemingly essential features in the development of symbolic play in young children… CONTINUE READING

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