Play therapy helps your child engage in a more creative and fun way. It has the gift of revealing their internal and emotional world. Play activities help children build and understand relationships, manage their feelings and cope with challenges they may face. As play is associated with creativity, especially the ability to be less literal and more flexible in their thinking, it is particularly important for children with autistic traits. What are some of the reasons parents consider an appointment with a psychologist for their young child? Play therapy enables children to express their emotions, improve eye contact, read body cues, communicate with others, build friendships (asking others to join in a game/activity) and transition between tasks.