Most of the lecture seems to be stuff that you should appreciate so mainly read over the lecture (as you should do for all lectures but will only be a few flash cards for this lecture along with reading over it)
Read over it.
What do play specialists do ?
- Organise daily play and art activities in the playroom or at the bedside
- Provide play to achieve developmental goals and minimise regression
- Help children master and cope with anxieties and feelings
- Use play to prepare children for hospital procedures
- Support families and siblings
- Contribute to clinical judgements through their play-based observations
- Teach the value of play for the sick child
- Encourage peer group friendships to develop
What is play preparation?
- Is preparing children for all procedures painful or otherwise (increases stress in the short-term but reduces it long-term)
- By the use of simple language, dolls, drawings and role play, we can show the children what is going to happen
- By encouraging them to “act out” helps them to come to terms with what is being done to them
What does play preparation help kids do ?
What are the aims of play preparation?
- Help the child understand illness and treatment
- Gain the child’s trust and co-operation
- Give the child the chance to express feelings
- Reduce misconceptions and fantasies
- Reduce effects of hospitalisation
- Speeds recovery and reduces length of stay in hospital
What is play therapy and what can it do ?