Play therapy refers to treatment methods that apply to the therapeutic benefits of play. In the process, the therapist’s role is to help a child identify and address their own problems and resolve them through play. This is especially helpful when they do not have the words to express themselves. Play is the language and the toys are the words.
The benefits of play include increased communication, social and emotional regulation, formation of problem-solving skills, advanced cognitive development, and resolving trauma and grief.