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Effect of Play Therapy Applications on Shyness Behaviors of Pre-school Children

Selda Koçkaya, Diğdem Müge Siyez.

The purpose of this research is to examine the impact of play therapy on a child who have shyness behavior through parent and teacher evaluations in preschool. The research was carried out with the participation of one shy student from six age groups who has been registered at 2014-2015 academic year in Sarayköy Central Mükerrem Tokat Kindergarten in Sarayköy, Denizli. AB experimental design was used from single subject design in the study. When results of the research examined, according to child’s mother and teacher, play therapy intervention reduced emotional problems and peer relation problems and caused increase in prosocial behaviors. It could be said that play therapy program might have effective and significant impact on preschool children who have shyness behavior.

Key words: Play Therapy, preschool, shyness, single subject design

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American Journal of Research in Medical Sciences


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