Using children and adult therapeutic play activities, clients with special needs develop problem solving skills. They learn appropriate ways to express feelings, modify behaviors, process experiences, and learn a variety of ways of relating to themselves and others.
An example of adult play therapy involved a nonverbal adult who used miniature objects in a Sand tray to express his grief. Using miniature hospital equipment, tombstones, flowers, etc. he processed his grandfather’s death without words.
For information on how to find a Registered Play Therapist, contact Trudy Post Sprunk LMFT,LPC, RPT at 770-491-7423 or email SprunkTrudyPost@gmail.com.
For more information about Play Therapy go to https://GAPT.org.