Child Play Therapy
- Module Title: Child Play Therapy
- Module Prefix/Number: PSYC 388
- Credit Hours: Three (3)
- Description : This course provides a comprehensive view of Child’s Play and is designed for students who have a need to understand the fascinating and complex world of children’s play.
- Student Learning Outcomes: At the end of this course students will be able to:
- Provide an overview of the history of play in terms of philosophy, practices and values that underlies children’s activities.
- Students will have comprehensive understanding of play intended to help prepare them for guiding children’s play in preschools, elementary schools, park systems, and research programs.
- Theoretical and practical approaches to promoting developmental integrated play and learning approaches across various age and developmental levels.
- Able to develop the ability to select appropriate materials and instructional strategies to meet students needs.
- Explore ways to create safe play environments for all children, and how to weave play into school curricula.
- Understand how Media and technology effects screen time on children’s development.
- Grading Scale: Your letter grade in this course will be determined by calculating your score on all assignments and exams as a percentage of the total possible score, on a standard grading scale:
|Your Letter Grade
||Your Score as % of Total
As part of the requirements, students must complete short assignments based on these studies. There will be 2 assignments, each attracting 20% of total course grade.
Assignment (Essay) 20%
Students are also required to turn in an essay assignment.
Guidelines for the essay assignment:
- Word limit: 1500 – 2500
- The assignment should be typed using Times New Roman, 12-point size, double spaced, and 1″ margins.
- The assignment should be edited for spelling and grammar.
- References to be provided using the APA guidelines.
There will be a Final exam. The exam will be based on material covered in the textbook readings and lecture notes.
- Course Outline
- Plays History: Ideas, Beliefs, and Activities
- Theory as Lenses on Children’s Play
- Neuroscience and Play Deprivation
- Play: Infants & Toddlers
- Play in the Preschool Years
- Play and the School Age Child
- Culture & Gender in Play
- Play and the Curriculum
- Creating Play Environment
- Play & Children with Disabilities
- Computers & Technology a Emerging Toys
- Play Environment
- Play & Disability
- Computers & Technology
- Introduction to Play Therapy
- Art Therapy
- Music Therapy
- Sand Play & Symbols
- Child Safety in Public Places
- Playwork in American & European Playgrounds
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