The Sandtray is a tried and true process used by many Play Therapists with clients of any age. The Sandtray process is ‘elementally therapeutic by promoting play and relationship’ (Homeyer and Sweeney, 2011). However, difficulties of the traditional office Sandtray set up can include cost, portability, storage and display of the tray, sand and miniatures.
The Virtual Sandtray App is a revolutionary tool for therapists to utilize in multiple settings where these concerns prohibit traditional Sandtray use. With the Virtual Sandtray App, a qualified therapist can work with clients in settings such as hospitals, crisis intervention sites, practicum and internship sites. Basically, any settings where traveling with traditional Sandtray setup is cumbersome or impossible.
In addition, the virtual elements allow for the expansion and use of items and concepts which are impractical in traditional Sandtray. These elements include saving of environments for later use, screenshots of environments, backgrounds, rotation of the tray, weather elements, fire, limited animation and resizing items. Expansion packs can be purchased in addition to the basic sandtray pack and a fabulous collection can travel with the therapist anywhere.
Ratings and Reviews
As someone who loves traditional sandtray but is limited by portability issues in traveling to multiple schools, this is an incredible resource. It hooks in the tech/gamer kids in a format that they are comfortable with but also appeals to the non-gamers as well.
A lot of thought was put into the design of this to really create a virtual experience in a meaningful way.
Definitely recommend this to any mental health professional who uses sandtray as a therapeutic tool.
Excellent addition to the office!
Includes many important therapeutic features. Clients love the options available that you can't find in a regular tray like fire and flying objects. Well done!
- Chris Ewing
- 3.6 GB
- Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2017 Virtual Sandtray LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Animals - Dogs $0.99
- Props - Fences $0.99
- Props - Bridges $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.