Play is a child’s natural medium of communication. Play therapy uses the therapeutic powers of play to help clients heal.
The objectives of the Play Therapy sessions are:
In the SAWO centre, play therapy sessions are conducted regularly by Ms Irene Yee. She is a Certified Practitioner in Therapeutic Play Skills and has a diploma in play therapy from the Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy (APAC).
Our Play Therapy program is popular with the children who love to come for their special time with Aunty Irene! If you need support or would like to know more, please contact us.
In order to reach out to more children in need of play therapy, SAWO plans to assist other organisations or institutions to set up their own in-house play therapy program.
At the moment, there are four (4) play therapy centres in Sabah:
Volunteering with our Play Therapy Program
In order to work with more children, we need more volunteers to assist in the care and transportation of children whose families are not able to bring them to our centre. Please contact us if you are interested in helping.
To find out more about how to volunteer with us click here.