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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 10/2010

01-10-2010 | Book Review

Pamela J. Wolfberg: Play and Imagination in Children with Autism (2nd ed.)

Teachers College Press, New York 10027, Autism Asperger Publishing Company, Kansas, 2009, 202 pp., ISBN 978-0-8077-4941-8. (Paper)

Auteur: Sheila Christopher

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 10/2010

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Excerpt

In the words of Wolfberg herself, “Paucity of play is a distinct characteristic of autism, one not easily disentangled from social, cognitive, and effective aspects of the disorder”. In many ways Play & Imagination in Children with Autism, Second Edition, by Pamela J. Wolfberg, is an interesting book. It focuses on merging theory and practice through the use of the integrated play group model. “Integrated Play Groups” model is a method of teaching play skills to autistic children. Wolfberg bases her insights on personal studies she conducted over a period of time. Children with autism tend to have difficulty coordinating play initiations without guidance. This model is designed to facilitate the development of play and social groups for children with autism. The pivotal role that play skills hold in the social and linguistic world of the child with autism has been very sensitively brought out through the pages of the book. The book based on an award winning research sheds new light on theory and practice, examining the complex problems children with autism face in social interaction, communication and imagination. …
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Titel
Pamela J. Wolfberg: Play and Imagination in Children with Autism (2nd ed.)
Teachers College Press, New York 10027, Autism Asperger Publishing Company, Kansas, 2009, 202 pp., ISBN 978-0-8077-4941-8. (Paper)
Auteur
Sheila Christopher
Publicatiedatum
01-10-2010
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 10/2010
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-009-0871-8