IJSRP, Volume 6, Issue 7, July 2016 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Munambah Nyaradzai, Chiwaridzo Matthew, Mwenje Adraine and Chikwanha Theodora Mildred
Introduction: Occupational therapists use play as means and ends of treatment for children with various forms of illnesses, disability and impairments. Despite the benefits and therapeutic value of play therapy, there is no literature to the researchers’ knowledge that supports or shows use of play and play therapy by Occupational therapists in Zimbabwe. This study aimed to find out the perceptions of Occupational therapists on play as an intervention. Specific aims of study were to determine proportion of Occupational Therapists’ using play therapy as a treatment intervention, to determine Occupational Therapists’ perceived effectiveness of play therapy as an intervention and to determine factors that determined use of play therapy as an intervention for children with disabilities.