PTA gathers practice based evidence upon the effectiveness of play
PTA Members measure, with the child's and
parent/carer's permission, the changes that take place in the child's
behaviour and emotional state, in a number of settings such as schools
and primary health care. In the majority of cases there is a marked
The measurements are a by-product of the
procedures that our Members are required to follow.
The anonomised data is kept in SEPACTO
national clinical database
for play and creative arts therapies
managed by PTA.
In addition there are a number of other ad hoc studies providing further
evidence as well as anecdotal evidence.
The Play Continuum
shows how different applications of play
can deal with a spectrum of emotional and mental problems.
Introductory articles and papers
how play works as a therapy.