Research Results - Theraplay

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Research Results
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Theraplay

At present, the results from two independent empirical studies, which evaluate the effectiveness of Theraplay, are presented:

(1) The results of a controlled Longitudinal Study,
with a follow-up of 2 years after Theraplay and

(2) the results of a Multi-Center Study
conducted in 9 different therapeutic institutions.

The controlled Longitudinal Study with the two year follow-up was carried out
with a sample of N=60 clinically symptomatic toddlers and preschool children
aged 2;6 6;11 years of age;
suffering dual diagnoses of social interactive and developmental language disorders, and a matched sample of N=30 clinically non-symptomatic children as control group.

The Multi-Center Study was carried out continuously within the framework of quality control of the patients treated with Theraplay.
Nine different therapeutic institutions in Germany and Austria collected basic data before the beginning and after the end of treating the indicated children with Theraplay. The diagnosed symptoms are measured repeatedly by CASCAP-D,
the German version of the Clinical Assessment Scale for Child and Adolescent Pathology (Doepfner et al., 1999).
The presented results are based on a sample of N=319 children, who suffer
dual diagnoses of social interactive and developmental language disorders.

The following reports about the evaluation of the effectiveness of Theraplay
are partly based on data collected up to 2004. partly up to January 2005.

The research results are presented as PowerPoint presentations.
Please start the Windows PowerPoint program first, than open the data file.

The Effectiveness of Theraplay on Emotional and Social Interaction Disorder

  • The Effectiveness of Theraplay on Children suffering ADD
    (Attention-Deficit-Disorder)
    - Oppositional defiant children suffering from ADD
    - Shy, socially withdrawn children suffering from ADD
    - Children suffering from ADD and an autism-like lack of social mutuality

    (Results of 2004) download (Powerpoint 470  KB)
  • The Effectiveness of Theraplay on Children suffering from ADHD
    (Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity-Disorder)

    (Results of 2004) download (Powerpoint 750 KB)
  • The Effectiveness of Theraplay on Oppositional Defiant Children.

    (Results of 2004) download (Powerpoint 340 KB)
  • The Effectiveness of Theraplay. in Shy, Socially Withdrawn Children
    Having the Risk of Later Learning Disorders

    (Results of 2004) download (Powerpoint 340 KB)

The Effectiveness of Theraplay on Developmental Disorders

  • The Effectiveness of Theraplay
    on Children suffering from an Autism-like Lack of Social Mutuality

    (Results of 2004) download (Powerpoint 330 KB)
  • The Effectiveness of Theraplay on Receptive Language Disorders
    - Oppositional Defiant Children with Receptive Language Disorders
    - Shy, Socially Withdrawn Children with Receptive Language Disorder
    - Children with Receptive Language Disorders
       suffering an Autism-like Lack on Social Mutuality

    (Results of 2005) download (Powerpoint 670 KB)