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  • Sand Tray Miniatures are Peculiar
    December 11, 2019 Gary Yorke

    Sand Tray Miniatures are Peculiar

    Several years ago, on a Wednesday morning, I received a very angry call from a customer. Well, to be exact, it wasn’t really a customer. It was a receiving clerk at a public school. She was enraged by the box...

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  • 10 Categories for Sorting Sand Tray Miniatures on Shelves
    December 10, 2019 Gary Yorke

    10 Categories for Sorting Sand Tray Miniatures on Shelves

    by Amy Flaherty, LPE-I, RPT Since I’ve been doing sand tray therapy trainings for several years now many folks have asked the best way to arrange miniatures on shelves. As an aside, don’t worry for you traveling, crammed-for-space-therapists- my next blog...

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  • Is My Child’s Anxiety Normal?
    December 5, 2019 Gary Yorke

    Is My Child’s Anxiety Normal?

    Parents often ask “Is my child’s anxiety normal?”  Because all children have worries from time to time this can be a difficult question to answer. In fact, Anxiety Disorders in children can go undetected by parents for quite some time. ...

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  • Does Play Therapy Work?
    December 3, 2019 Gary Yorke

    Does Play Therapy Work?

    The short answer is, “Yes!” During the past two decades there has been a significant increase in research on play therapy and its efficacy is well demonstrated. A 10 year study completed by Play Therapy UK found positive change occurred...

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  • The Best Dollhouse for Play Therapy
    November 20, 2019 Expert shopapps

    The Best Dollhouse for Play Therapy

    Every play therapist’s playroom has a dollhouse. The dollhouse is often central to a child’s imaginative play. It serves as a tool for solving conflict, expressing emotion, and developing interpersonal skills. One day it is a fort and place of...

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  • Words Can Inspire by Leah Davies M.Ed.
    November 12, 2019 Expert shopapps

    Words Can Inspire by Leah Davies M.Ed.

    Most educators can recall a teacher's comment that either encouraged or discouraged them. Positive messages foster a child's growth and are constructive, while negative messages can defeat and discourage a child. Our words can have a profound effect upon a...

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  • Helping Children Adapt to The Arrival of A Sibling
    August 16, 2019 Gary Yorke

    Helping Children Adapt to The Arrival of A Sibling

    By Amy Fletcher, Baby Schooling  While psychologists advise parents to wait four years between children this seldom happens. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) reports that 17.5% of parents have a 13 to 24 month age gap between...

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  • Birthday Parties Tips for Children with ADHD
    June 8, 2019 Erin C

    Birthday Parties Tips for Children with ADHD

    Every child should enjoy birthday parties as they are major events in their childhood. Children with ADHD are no exception. When children experience a good birthday celebration, whether it’s their own party or their friends', they will have a valuable memory. 
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  • June 4, 2019 Erin C

    What is Sand Tray Therapy?

    Sand tray therapy intervention has been practiced, studied, and diversified for over seventy years and involves many different components and theories. This post provides a brief overview.
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  • June 4, 2019 Erin C

    Play Therapy: Not Just Fun and Games

    Using play as an outlet, a child is able to reveal—and a play therapist is able to observe—any confusion, frustration, or anxiety that might be inhibiting their development, or otherwise preventing them from enjoying a happy, healthy childhood. It is for this reason that play has been referred to as the “language of childhood.” This post provides an brief overview of play therapy.
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