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ERIC Number: EJ1125836
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Early Intervention in a Child Care Setting Using Play and Family Therapy
Matte, Rebecca L.; Messmore, Carol
ZERO TO THREE, v33 n6 p43-47 Jul 2013
At an alarming rate, preschoolers are being expelled from child care centers because of disruptive behavior, and elementary schools are dealing with social-emotional behaviors that affect the entire classroom. The authors share the story of a child who would have been one of those expelled from child care and at risk in the elementary school classroom if he had not been referred to an early intervention program. Through the use of individual play therapy, group play therapy, and in-home family therapy, the child and his family were able to learn coping skills, improve the parent--child interaction, and increase self-awareness, all which benefited the family system as a whole.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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