Peer Play and the Autism Spectrum
The Art of Guiding Children's Socialization and Imagination
By (author) Pamela J. Wolfberg
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Peer Play and the Autism Spectrum by Pamela J. Wolfberg
Book DescriptionThis practical guide offers an introduction to the basic principles, tools and techniques that comprise the Integrated Play Groups model, designed to support children of diverse ages and abilities on the autism spectrum (novice players) in mutual play experiences with typical peers and siblings (expert players). Small groups of children regularly play together under the guidance of an adult facilitator (play guide) through a carefully tailored system of support. The emphasis is on maximizing children's developmental potential as well as intrinsic desire to play, socialize and form meaningful relationships with peers. At the same time, an equally important focus is on teaching the peer group to be more accepting, responsive and inclusive of children who relate and play in different ways. This innovative book is full of forms, checklists and other tools to facilitate implementation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781931282178
(279mm x 215mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Autism Asperger Publishing Co,US
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
Publish Date: 15-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Pamela J. Wolfberg
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Looks at the efforts to develop inclusive peer play programs for children on the autism spectrum. This text includes a description of the Integrated Play Groups (IPG) model and related research; an examination of the nature of autism and play, with updates on incidence, diagnosis, and characteristics; and, a review of play interventions.
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