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International Journal of Play Therapy® Tests

Implementing Play and Language Therapy (PAL) to Work with Preschool Children with Language and Behavioral Issues




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Description

Communicating thoughts and needs is one of the most essential components of beinghuman. In the United States, 6.4 million preschool-age children are diagnosed with alanguage disorder (Reed, 2012). Many of these children also exhibit co-morbidbehavior issues. Difficulties with effective communication and behavior can result inacademic, social, and personal issues for these children (Balch & Ray, 2015). Whilespeech-language pathologists are well versed in providing communicationinterventions, there is a lack of specific knowledge related to behavioral aspects.Relationship-based play therapy interventions such as Child Teacher RelationshipTherapy have proven to be effective at helping to develop positive relationships andbehaviors (Soccaros et al., 2015). The purpose of this manuscript is to discuss thedevelopment and application of a relationship-based play therapy intervention knownas Play and Language Therapy (PAL) for speech-language pathologists working withpreschool children with language disorders and behavioral issues.

Play Therapy Primary Areas:

  • Skill and Methods
  • Special Topics

Learning Objectives:
  • Provide examples of key issues experienced by preschool children with language disorders and behavior difficulties and their caregivers.
  • Discuss the specific information related to the impact of positive relationships between preschool children and caregivers in addressing language disorders and behavior difficulties.
  • Provide an overview of the integration the PAL intervention by play therapists and speech-language pathologists to address language disorders and behavior difficulties for preschool children.

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