Play and Imagination in Children with Autism / Edition 1

Play and Imagination in Children with Autism / Edition 1

by Pamela J. Wolfberg
     
 

This now classic text remains a cornerstone of continued efforts to develop inclusive peer play programs for children on the autism spectrum. This second edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect the significant new developments that have transpired in the field of autism. Notable additions to the text include an updated description of the Integrated Play

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This now classic text remains a cornerstone of continued efforts to develop inclusive peer play programs for children on the autism spectrum. This second edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect the significant new developments that have transpired in the field of autism. Notable additions to the text include an updated description of the Integrated Play Groups (IPG) model and related research; an examination of the nature of autism and play from past to present, with major updates on incidence, diagnosis, and characteristics; and a comprehensive review of play interventions.

Presenting ethnographic case portraits of three children with autism over a 10-year period (from age 5 to age 16), Play and Imagination in Children with Autism:

Traces the development of the children as they overcome obstacles to enter into the "play culture" of their peers.

Focuses on 2 critical years during which the children participated in a peer play intervention.

Documents the emergence of remarkable transformations in the children's social relations with peers and symbolic activity.

Includes vignettes, dialogue, and samples of writing and drawing that bring the children's stories to life.

Lays out implications for new directions in research and practice.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807738146
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Series:
Special Education Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
193
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1Introduction1
Pt. IPerspectives on Autism and Play
2The Nature of Autism13
3The Nature of Play23
4Play in Childhood Development33
5Play in Practice44
Pt. IIPassage to Play Culture: Ethnographic Case Portraits
6Uncharted Territory55
7Beginning to Explore64
8Entering Play83
9Guided Participation98
10Embracing Play111
11An Unending Journey136
12Conclusion: Implications for Theory and Practice148
App: Research Methods163
References173
Index185
About the Author193

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