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Play & Imagination in Children with Autism - 2nd Edition

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Play & Imagination in Children with Autism - 2nd Edition

Based on award-winning research, this volume offers new hope for children with autism by shedding light on theory and practice. It goes beyond the usual autism literature by including what is known about play within typical populations. Part One, Perspectives on Autism and Play, examines the complex problems children with autism experience in reciprocal social interaction, communication and imagination. Part Two, Passage to Play Culture, presents.


Pamela Wolfberg,
PhD, is associate professor of special education and director of the autism spectrum graduate program at San Francisco State University. She received her doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley, with SFSU. She has more than 20 years of experience as an educator, researcher, and practitioner devoted to diverse learners on the autism spectrum. She currently serves as associate editor for Autism: International Journal of Research and Practice and as director of Project Mosiac: Preparing Highly Qualified Educators to Meet the Unique Needs of Students with Autism in Diverse Settings. Pamela is the recipient of several distinguished awards for her scholarship, research and service to the community.

ISBN: 9780807749418

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LENEXA, Kansas
June 03 2016
Customer Review: Amazon Customer - What a great book! I can't believe it only has one review, which just came to my attention :) As a proponent of play and an Autism Specialist myself, it is SO wonderful to have a practical, insightful, well organized, and easy to read primer on one of the most crucial rites of passage of childhood; especially for children with Autism/special needs. This book is a crucial resource for parents/professionals in special education who are wondering where play "fits in" with our common core standards, ABA/VBT lesson plans, and uber-regimented, technologically driven, and evidence based outcome leaning society. One where the methodical integration of toys and tech into lesson plans for children with Autism are needed; now more than ever. I have been suggesting this book in my Socially Speaking(tm) seminars since 2010 or so, as it touches on ALL the areas of development we need to monitor; and so nicely too! The framework of chapters are a developmentally scaffolded blueprint of best practices and social communication profiles/case studies. We learn about the components of play, the culture of play, and the implications of delayed onset of play development in children with Autism, all while reading about specific children and their play schemas. This makes for an interesting read, and raises lots of great food for thought about IEP/social communication goals and implementation and special education curricula....especially since the DSM V changes as of May 2013. I highly recommend this book, and after reading it, I hope you will too!
LENEXA, Kansas
June 03 2016
Customer Review: Carroll - This is an excellent source of knowledge for parents and those who work with children who are struggling with autism.
LENEXA, Kansas
June 03 2016
Customer Review: Amazon Customer - Excellent book on Play and Imagination. This is probably the only book i have seen regarding play in children on the autism spectrum
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