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  1. play therapynoun

    form of psychotherapy for children that uses play situations for diagnosis or treatment


  1. play therapy

    Play therapy is a therapeutic approach used primarily with children that utilizes play activities and techniques as a means for expressing, exploring, and resolving emotional or psychological issues, behavior problems, or traumatic experiences. This type of therapy provides a safe, comfortable and supportive environment where children can express their feelings and thoughts in a manner that is natural and comfortable for them, i.e., through play. It's based on the concept that play is a child's natural language, which can help the therapist gain insight into their emotional state or psychological challenges.


  1. Play therapy

    Play therapy is generally employed with children aged 3 through 11 and provides a way for them to express their experiences and feelings through a natural, self-guided, self-healing process. As children’s experiences and knowledge are often communicated through play, it becomes an important vehicle for them to know and accept themselves and others.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Play Therapy

    A treatment technique utilizing play as a medium for expression and communication between patient and therapist.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of play therapy in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of play therapy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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