Play Therapy

We offer Learn to Play Therapy is for children aged 18 months to 10 years who find playing with toys or objects difficult or they need help to be able to play with friends. Pretend play is the focus of Learn to Play Therapy. 

Our Therapists strategically utilize play therapy to help children express what is troubling them when they do not have the verbal language to express their thoughts

and feelings. In play therapy, toys are like the child’s words and play is the child’s language. Through play, therapists may help children learn more adaptive behaviors when there are emotional or social skills deficits 

Families, young people, schools and health professionals commonly seek advice from Wise Owl in regards to: Learn to Play Therapy 

It was developed for children with developmental difficulties, including children with autism spectrum disorder, acquired brain injury, learning difficulties, language disorders, and developmental issues that impact on language and social ability. Examples of other indicators of children who would benefit from Learn to Play Therapy are children who:

  •  Are not socially aware of others
  •  Destroy the play scenes of siblings or peers
  •  Want to socially interact with others but do not know how to do this
  •  Do not understand a story
  • Find it difficult to think of a story and what will happen next in a story
  • Have delayed expressive and receptive language
  •  Have poor narrative language
  •  Are highly anxious in social situations.