Empirically Based Play Interventions for Children
Empirically Based Play Interventions for Children by Linda A. Reddy
Book DescriptionEmpirically Based Play Interventions for Children is a compilation of innovative, well-designed play interventions, presented for the first time in one text. Play therapy is the oldest and most popular form of child therapy in clinical practice and is widely considered by practitioners to be uniquely responsive to children's developmental needs. Play promotes normal child development and can help alleviate emotional and behavioral difficulties. Even so, play-based interventions have often been criticized for the lack of an empirical base to prove their efficacy. In an era of cost-containment, the need to provide evidence of the effectiveness of interventions is increasingly important in order to gain the general acceptance of third-party payers, mental health professionals, and consumers. This book answers the call from professional and managed-care organizations for research-based treatment methods with proven efficacy. It describes a range of play interventions that feature flexibility in service delivery and across settings, child populations and age groups. The editors and their contributors detail vital treatment components, including interventions that accommodate the developmental level of the child, target functional behaviors and competencies in children and parents, use psychometrically sound and clinically sensitive outcome assessments, and define successful outcomes by statistically meaningful methods. Clinicians and researchers alike will benefit from this landmark text and will gain a fuller understanding of the key ingredients for developing future play interventions.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781591472155
(262mm x 182mm x 24mm)
Imprint: American Psychological Association
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publish Date: 28-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Linda A. Reddy
Empirically Based Play Interventions for Children, Hardback (August 2015)
This updated edition presents new research that establishes the effectiveness of play therapy in promoting healthy development in children with emotional or behavioral difficulties. Innovative interventions are presented in detail with vivid case examples to illustrate their implementation in clinical practice.
Group Play Interventions for Children, Paperback (November 2011)View all books by Linda A. Reddy
Play therapy is used to meet a broad range of developmental needs in children from various backgrounds. This is for mental health practitioners working with children aged 5 to 12 to help them learn social skills such as making friends, asking for and offering help, controlling their movements and using appropriate words.
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