Just Playing … is it Time Wasted?

  title={Just Playing … is it Time Wasted?},
  author={Susanna Reade and Heather Hunter and I. R. McMillan},
  journal={The British Journal of Occupational Therapy},
  pages={157 - 162}
  • Susanna Reade, Heather Hunter, I. R. McMillan
  • Published 1999
  • Psychology
  • The British Journal of Occupational Therapy
  • Occupational therapists may embark on play therapy as part of an intervention package in child psychiatry. This article examines the effectiveness of play therapy with children who have experienced emotional deprivation. Even though emotional deprivation is seldom the primary reason for referral, it may underpin the behavioural difficulties with which the children present. One important aspect of emotional deprivation appears to be the disruption of early dose relationships and, traditionally… CONTINUE READING
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