Katie Lowry, LPC

Registered Play Therapist

Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator

"Birds fly, fish swim, and children play."

Garry Landreth

Autism Therapy
A Bit About Play Therapy

Why Play?

 

from the Association for Play Therapy...

 

Play is the child's language and ...

Play is a fun, enjoyable activity that elevates our spirits and brightens our outlook on life. It expands self-expression, self-knowledge, self-actualization and self-efficacy. Play relieves feelings of stress and boredom, connects us to people in a positive way, stimulates creative thinking and exploration, regulates our emotions, and boosts our ego (Landreth, 2002). In addition, play allows us to practice skills and roles needed for survival. Learning and development are best fostered through play (Russ, 2004).