Author: Sheila Franzen

Play is the language of children. In play therapy the child is given the opportunity to play out their feelings and experiences. Play therapy can be directive in that the play therapist can provide guidance to the child to meet the child's goals. It can also non-directive where the child leads and decides on the direction of the play. Virginia Axiline, the creator of play therapy, suggests that non-directive play therapy is based on the belief that every individual has upon...