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Effects of child-centered play therapy (CCPT) on disruptive behavior of at-risk preschool children in Head Start

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Childhood disruptive behaviors in early childhood present difficulties for teachers and parents, can be indicative of emotional and social disturbances for children, and are associated with long-term negative consequences. This quasi-experimental study employed single-case design research to investigate the effects of child-centered play therapy on children identified with clinical levels of disruptive behaviors. Children participated in an A–B design, receiving multimodal CCPT (i.e., individual and group) in Phase B. Phase A consisted of no treatment to establish a baseline of behavior. Results indicated two out of three children showed marked improvement during the intervention across treatment phases. Implications and limitations are discussed. (author abstract)

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Reports & Papers
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United States

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