How Does Theraplay® Differ?

  • It directly involves the parents or caregivers in change
  • It is active, interpersonal and fun—not “talk therapy”
  • Progress can be made quickly
  • It is based on attachment theory and focuses on strengthening the parent/care provider – child relationship
  • It focuses on the “here and now”, not what happened in the past
  • Because it does not involve verbal or symbolic understanding, it can be used with very young children or children with developmental delays
  • The “Theraplay® way” flows easily from the clinical setting to the home
  • Theraplay® treatment is appropriate for all ages—infancy through adolescence
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