Learn to Play

What is the Learn to Play Program? Who is it for?

Learn to Play is a therapeutic program that supports children who are eight years or younger with developmental delays, autism spectrum disorders, or those who find playing difficult and need help playing with friends. During the Learn to Play therapy sessions, your child will have time to develop pretend play skills that are expected for their development and age. The sessions will provide a range of play and learn activities that match your child’s current development and where they feel most comfortable. The play therapy activities will gradually challenge your child as their pretend play skills begin to develop.

After initial assessment with one of our child behaviour specialists, your child will be guided through weekly Learn to Play sessions by the therapist that will help them initiate spontaneous play, further developing their emotional and social cognition.

Do you want to know a bit more?

Get in touch with us to book an initial consultation or request more information.

Therapy that includes play can calm the storm in your child’s inner world and bring some well-deserved harmony to your home.

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Testimonials

Here’s what our clients had to say about their children and our Play Therapy Hub Melbourne:

Children’s therapy centre

We began play therapy hoping that it would be an effective way of breaking the difficult cycle that I was in with my son. Our play therapist, Mardi, has a beautiful manner with our son and we have valued her insightful observations about what may be underlying his behaviours.

Danielle (Mother)
Filial Therapy Melbourne Testimonial

The combination of the play therapy and implementing her simple strategies has been very effective in changing things at home. We have found play therapy to be very beneficial for our family and are now undertaking filial therapy to continue to reap the rewards of the play therapy approach.

Karen & Rob (Parents)
Play Therapy Melbourne Testimonial

Natalie is fun, bright and bubbly. Through Play Therapy, she was easily able to connect with my child and we cannot believe how much he has transformed from being an anxious and unsure little boy, into the settled, confident and social child he is now.

Emma (Parent)
Theraplay

My child has a trauma background. He’s getting the Play therapy for about 9 months now. I can’t not thank Helen enough for her help and support . It’s been a very hard journey but the result is amazing. He has got great control on his emotions. He is a happy boy now 🙂

Mark & Linda (Parents)
Child Therapy Melbourne Testimonial

Donna’s play therapy & animal assisted therapy work has been instrumental in supporting & developing an understanding of the underlying issues of our disengaged refugee students. Her expertise has also been welcomed by staff who needed insight in engaging & developing strategies to meet the needs of our highly challenging students.

Ivan Araujo (Dandenong West Primary Youth Worker)

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