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Peer play and the autism spectrum : the art of guiding children's socialization and imagination : integrated play groups field manual / Pamela J. Wolfberg ; foreword by Adriana L. Schuler.

By: Wolfberg, Pamela J.
Shawnee Mission, KS : Autism Asperger Pub. Co., 2003Description: v, 264 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781931282178.Subject(s): AUTISM | CHILDREN | PLAY | SOCIALISATION | IMAGINATION | SOCIAL SKILLS | PEER PLAY
Contents:
PHASE I - Embracing the spirit of play. - 1. Nature of play and the autism spectrum. - 2. Making play a priority. - PHASE II: 3. Planning integrated play groups. - 4. Gathering and preparing the players. - 5. Preparing the play setting. - 6. Structuring the play session. - Phase II hands-on activities. - PHASE III: Observing children at play. - 7. Conducting quality assessments. - Phase III hands on activities. PHASE IV Guided participation in play. - 8. Monitoring play initiations. - 9. Scaffolding play. - 10. Social communication guidance. - 11. Play guidance. - 12. Case illustrations of children at play. - Phase IV hands on activities. - Epilogue. - Appendices.
Summary: "Many children on the autism spectrum spend inordinate amounts of time alone. Without appropriate intervention, they are especially vulnerable to being excluded from their peer group and leading impoverished play lives. This practical guide, Peer Play and the Autism Spectrum: The Art of Guiding Children's Socialization and Imagination, offers an introduction to the basic principles, tools, and techniques that comprise the integrated play groups model. Pamela Wolfberg essentially translates theory into effective and meaningful practice, giving practitioners, parents and other caregivers the tools to initiate peer play groups for children in school, home, and community settings. Teach children with autism to play using this evidence-based curriculum!"
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

PHASE I - Embracing the spirit of play. - 1. Nature of play and the autism spectrum. - 2. Making play a priority. - PHASE II: 3. Planning integrated play groups. - 4. Gathering and preparing the players. - 5. Preparing the play setting. - 6. Structuring the play session. - Phase II hands-on activities. - PHASE III: Observing children at play. - 7. Conducting quality assessments. - Phase III hands on activities. PHASE IV Guided participation in play. - 8. Monitoring play initiations. - 9. Scaffolding play. - 10. Social communication guidance. - 11. Play guidance. - 12. Case illustrations of children at play. - Phase IV hands on activities. - Epilogue. - Appendices.

"Many children on the autism spectrum spend inordinate amounts of time alone. Without appropriate intervention, they are especially vulnerable to being excluded from their peer group and leading impoverished play lives. This practical guide, Peer Play and the Autism Spectrum: The Art of Guiding Children's Socialization and Imagination, offers an introduction to the basic principles, tools, and techniques that comprise the integrated play groups model. Pamela Wolfberg essentially translates theory into effective and meaningful practice, giving practitioners, parents and other caregivers the tools to initiate peer play groups for children in school, home, and community settings. Teach children with autism to play using this evidence-based curriculum!"

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