Making the Child's World: Fostering Permanence
This thesis discusses the period between infancy and school age as crucial in the physical and emotional development of children; a time when they first establish concepts of space, relationships, and feelings. Each environment and social interaction experienced plays a large role in a child's development, both socially and physically. The dynamics, scale and intimacy of Play Therapy need to infiltrate the architectural strategy of this type of centre so that the centre itself adopts the values of Play Therapy, enabling the physical environment to act as a rehabilitative tool in the Play Therapy Programme.
School:University of Waterloo
School Location:Canada - Ontario
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:architecture play therapy transitional child centered foster children
Date of Publication:01/01/2006