Here are some of the most common questions I am asked about being a Play Specialist.
Please let us know if you have more: firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form
|What does a Play Specialist Do?
I help children, families and teachers connect using play to help find solutions for easing big feelings; using play as the child’s natural medium they can articulate thoughts without the pressure to talk about their feelings.
|What sort of qualifications do you have?
I am a Bachelor Trained Early Childhood Teacher and studied Play Therapy at Post Graduate level.
|Do you work with adults?
Yes, play therapy is suitable for adults and children. I also run workshops and training for parents, teachers and volunteers who work with children.
|How are the sessions structured?
They are child directed with a few limits to ensure physical and emotional ‘safety’ for myself and the client. The client chooses how the session will run and I follow their lead.
|How many sessions will my child need?
I recommend at least 3 consecutive sessions for a start as a minimum and then it is negotiable after that with the client and their family.
|Can I stay with my child?
Yes but that is left up to the child to decide, although I request that adults do not participate in the session, but can bring a book to remain a silent observer.
|Are you available to speak at our venue?
Yes, by emailing us – email@example.com to discuss your needs and request a free, no obligation quote.
|Do I need a referral to see you?
No, you can self refer.
|Are your sessions covered by Private Health Insurance Fund/NDIS?
They are not covered by Private Health funds but applications can be made with the NDIS.
|Do you see siblings/large groups in your sessions?
Yes, siblings are welcome but that is up to the individual child/family to negotiate and first priority will be given to the child the session is booked for before inviting siblings.
Group sessions are not available.
|To discuss your individual needs please leave a comment in the box or email: firstname.lastname@example.org|