By: Taneia Surles, MPH, HAPPI HealthMost people expect young children to be full of energy burned off by playing with toys, having fun with friends, or other forms of physical activity. However, what happens when a child cannot focus at school after playtime? When a child cannot concentrate for an extended period or get tasks … Continue reading Detecting Early Warning Signs of ADHD in Children
Jennifer L. GreggPh.D., LPC-S, NCCRegistered Play TherapistPlay and Grow Counseling, LLCOften, we think of play as a means of relaxation or relief from working. Having time to play is used as a reward or something your child is allowed to do during free time. ‘You can play AFTER you finish your homework,’ or ‘you can … Continue reading The Effects of Play on Your Child’s Mental Health
By Jennifer Gregg PhD, LPC, NCCRegistered Play TherapistPlay and Grow Counseling, LLC All humans encounter challenges throughout their lives. It would be naïve to assume that children do not experience challenges as well. Determining when your child is struggling beyond what is neuro-typical can be difficult. When do you determine if a meltdown is developmentally … Continue reading Does My Child Need a Therapist?
Jennifer L. GreggPhD, LPC, NCC, Registered Play Therapist I am often met with confusion when I tell someone that I am a Play Therapist. At a glance, play therapy looks like simple play and having fun. However, play therapy has been found to be a practical and effective therapeutic approach in treating a variety of … Continue reading What is Play Therapy?