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An explanation of ways play therapy might be beneficial for Claudia. From my understanding, a client such as a younger age child, can benefit a lot from the concept of the play theory. Claudia, a 6-year-old, does not understand some of the terminology that a social worker might use. If a child use paper and crayons to draw what that mean when asked a question it will be so much easier to them. If you ask Claudia to build or demonstrate something she would feel more comfortable with interacting with some type of toys. Play therapy will help a child develop skills that allow them to accomplish their own behaviors. The plasticity of sand gives three- dimensional expressivity to children through involvement on a kinesthetic level (touch and movement) land the use of the visual channel ( Chiesa, 2012). “The use of sand and objects takes place in a container that defines, by means of its borders, a horizontal space, inside of which the child is free to play and create what he or she wants (Chiesa, 2012).” Sand can easily be change and manipulated. This activity will give Claudia a chance to use her own

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