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Currently, the word "play" usually refers to playing with games on devices. It seems to be outdated to talk about toys, card games or board games as something children are given as play options. Play was once considered a crucial component of the life of a child, but it has now been reduced to something that is unnecessary and trivial. And worse still it's often blamed as a major distraction that draws children & youth away from proper learning and work. However, more than just fun and excitement, play is an essential element in developing and reinforcing healthy mental, social and emotional development. And this is true for ADHD children as well.

Play therapy is an empirically supported counselling treatment for individuals, couples and families founded on the developmental and healing properties of play. This presentation is designed to provide the participant with an understanding of the powerful effects that play has in enabling an individual to learn about his world, himself and others. It encourages the participant to foster relational connection and creativity through the power of play!

Learn how play therapy can assist individuals with ADHD and experience some play-based interventions that can facilitate relational connection with those with ADHD.

Speaker Profile

    Abigail Lee is the Executive Director of Healing Hearts Centre, and the current

    President of the Association for Play Therapy (Singapore).

    She was conferred the May Day Awards - Working People's Advocate Award by the National Trades Union Congress in May 2018. 


    With close to 15 years of experience as a counsellor, play therapist, supervisor and trainer, Abigail works with children, adolescents, individuals and families who experience life challenges.

    She is also a Certified Circle of Security Facilitator with Circle of Security International and a Certified TraumaPlay therapist and supervisor. In addition, she is appointed by the

    Family Justice Courts as a Parenting Coordinator and by the Singapore Mediation Centre as a Collaborative Family Practice Counsellor to work with families undergoing separation and divorce.  


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