The extent of the improvement depends upon the severity of the presenting issues:
The more severe the problems the greater the percentage of children showing a positive change. 74% for those with slight/moderate problems, 83% for those with severe problems.
Age also has an effect on improvement:
Generally speaking the younger the child the greater the percentage of children showing a positive change. 80% at age 6 – 71% at age 12. Girls show a higher improvement rate than boys, 79% compared to 73%.
Play therapy is effective.
The long term costs and personal suffering from issues that develop into adulthood can be avoided or significantly reduced.
The statistics in this report are based on analyses of data selected from a total database of 8026 cases, with 10,744 pre and post therapy observations by referrers and parents received from 507 PTUK/PTI