Date of Award
Master of Arts
Establishing communication in therapy is fre uently a difficult task, and the difficulty increases when one is dealing with a young child who has not yet acquired fluid verbal skills. To facilitate the therapeutic process, it is necessary to find a oedium of communication which is both effective and comfortable for the child in that situation; "the therapeutic medium best suited for young children is play" (Ginott, 1961, p .7). Through the manifestations of a child's imagination and spontaneity, one can build a communication bridge which provides both. an unobstructed road for his self-expression and a pathway toward learning.about the child.
Hiltebeitel, Cheryl, "The effect of non-directive play therapy upon self-concept in young children" (1976). Master's Theses. 393.