Effects of child-centered play therapy on irritability and hyperactivity behaviors of children with intellectual disabilities
This study evaluates the effects of child-centered play therapy (CCPT) on hyperactivity and irritability behaviors of two elementary-aged children identified with an intellectual disability. A single-case, ABA research design was used to examine the effectiveness of CCPT. Results indicate that CCPT decreased hyperactivity and irritability behaviors following introduction to the treatment intervention. For both participants, improvements in behaviors were maintained. A discussion of limitations and implications for future research are presented. © 2014 by the American Counseling Association. All rights reserved.
behavioral problems, intellectual disabilities, mental health, play therapy
Swan, Karrie L., and Dee C. Ray. "Effects of child‐centered play therapy on irritability and hyperactivity behaviors of children with intellectual disabilities." The Journal of Humanistic Counseling 53, no. 2 (2014): 120-133.
Journal of Humanistic Counseling