Medical Play Therapy
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Medical Play Therapy

What is medical play therapy? Play therapy is helpful for children who have an illness or must have surgery that requires hospitalization. Hospitalizations are stressful for children and their families. Young children often feel frightened, confused, and out of control. Play therapy is used to help children understand and cope with illness, surgery, hospitalization, and medical…

Helping Infants and Preschoolers Cope With Medical Stress
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Helping Infants and Preschoolers Cope With Medical Stress

Helping Infants and Preschoolers Cope With Medical Procedures, Illness, and Hospitalization Almost all children will experience medical procedures (e.g. lumbar puncture, injection) during childhood and some experience related medical stress. Most receive at least 10 preventive injections by age 5 5 million children undergo treatment or diagnostic medical procedures yearly More than 2 million children…

Stress in Infants and Toddlers
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Stress in Infants and Toddlers

Therapy can help. Like older children or adults, infants and toddlers sometimes have problems with their behavior or emotions when they experience stress. Stress can include such things as seeing family members fight, being separated from important people, not having enough to eat or not having a place to live. Babies who were born early…