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Crow, Judy C. – 1994
Achievement in most academic areas depends on reading. This study examines the relationship between play therapy and reading. Twenty-four first graders from two North Louisiana schools, who were repeating first grade and who had scored lowest on the Gates MacGinite Reading Test (GMRT) and the Stanford Reading Achievement Test the previous year,…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Children, Compensatory Education, Dramatic Play
Golden, Bobbie – 1969
There are many unanswered questions about play therapy. Monitored play therapy is an attempt to discover answers to these questions. The main emphasis is on quantitative recording and analysis of the process and outcome of play therapy. However, because of its newness, monitored play therapy also has some weaknesses. The main strong point is the…
Descriptors: Aggression, Behavior Change, Behavior Development, Behavior Patterns
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Nystul, Michael S. – Elementary School Guidance and Counseling, 1980
Nystulian Play Therapy is based on Adlerian strategies. Encouragement of and respect for the child are emphasized. Teacher and parent education are important parts of a comprehensive approach to affective positive change in the child. (JAC)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Change Strategies, Child Psychology, Counseling Techniques
Carmichael, Karla D. – 1993
Play therapy can be used to help children with disabilities to develop a sense of strength and competency. Play therapy literature concerning children with disabilities is divided into two distinct approaches: (1) the "I am" attribute which deals with emotional adjustment and helps the child to develop positive self-esteem, personal competency,…
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Child Development, Developmental Disabilities, Early Childhood Education
Rogers, Mary Brown; L'Abate, Luciano – 1969
The references listed are: (1) journals, (2) dissertation abstracts, (3) books, (4) reports, and (5) monographs. The main subjects covered are: (1) children's play, (2) psychotherapy with disturbed children through the medium of play therapy, and (3) various aspects of child development, both normal and abnormal. The materials listed date from…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Bibliographies, Child Development, Children
Rogers, Mary Brown – 1969
This paper describes the processes of Monitored Play-Therapy, a method which seeks to measure the changes which may take place over a number of play therapy sessions. The laboratory is in use at Georgia State College in Atlanta and is designed for boys seven through twelve years of age. The Monitored Playroom Laboratory consists of a control booth…
Descriptors: Aggression, Behavior Change, Behavior Development, Behavior Patterns
Gil, Eliana – 1998
In this 36-minute educational video, a play and family therapist elucidates the nature of trauma, how to recognize it clinically, and how to manage its powerful effects upon children's development with the use of specific play materials and techniques. With a reenacted clinical interview, footage from an actual play therapy session, and a detailed…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Behavior, Disability Identification, Emotional Disturbances
Homeyer, Linda E.; Landreth, Garry L. – 1994
The purpose of this study was to identify play therapy behaviors of sexually abused children. Surveys were sent to members of the Association for Play Therapy, of which 249 respondents, who worked with 16 or more sexually abused children, were used. Results indicate that there are identifiable and highly interrelated PTBs of sexually abused…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Abuse, Child Behavior, Children
Kaduson, Heidi Gerard, Ed.; Schaefer, Charles E., Ed. – 2000
Play therapy offers a powerful means of helping children resolve a wide range of psychological difficulties, and many play approaches are ideally suited to short-term work. This book brings together leading play therapists to share their expertise on facilitating children's healing in a shorter time frame. The book provides knowledge and skills…
Descriptors: Child Health, Child Psychology, Children, Family Counseling
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Boutte, Margaret Ann – Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1971
Descriptors: Child Psychology, Counseling, Play Therapy, Questionnaires
Pumfrey, P. D.; Elliott, C. D. – Educ Res, 1970
The relationship between children's social adjustment and their ability to read is discussed. (CK)
Descriptors: Control Groups, Play Therapy, Psychotherapy, Reading Achievement
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Irwin, Eleanor C.; McWilliams, Betty Jane – Children Today, 1974
Describes a program which was designed to encourage childern with cleft palates to verbalize experiences through creative dramatics. (SET)
Descriptors: Cleft Palate, Dramatic Play, Handicapped Children, Language Acquisition
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Allan, John; Brown, Keith – Elementary School Guidance and Counseling, 1993
Presents Jungian approach to school counseling which places emphasis on importance of positive therapeutic alliance in activating self-healing archetype embedded within children's psyches. Explains Jungian theory and counseling methods, then presents case study of 8-year-old third-grade boy and his 15 sessions of therapy. (NB)
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Play Therapy
Landreth, Garry L.; Hendricks, Shirley – Texas Personnel and Guidance Journal, 1977
Through his play a child extends himself into areas which he has difficulty entering verbally. If counselors are to communicate effectively with children, they must consider this important dimension and provide at least limited opportunity for the child to utilize play as a natural part of his effort to communicate. (Author)
Descriptors: Children, Communication (Thought Transfer), Elementary Education, Helping Relationship
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Morrison, Thomas L.; Newcomer, Barbara L. – American Journal of Mental Deficiency, 1974
Descriptors: Children, Exceptional Child Research, Institutionalized Persons, Mental Retardation
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