Behavioral Measures of Play Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Behavioral Measures of Play

Creator

  • Author: Guðmundsdóttir, Kristín
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: University of North Texas
  • Author: Ala'i-Rosales, Shahla
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: University of North Texas

Contributor

  • Organizer of meeting: University of Iceland. Social Science Research Institute.
    Contributor Type: Organization

Date

  • Creation: 2008

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: The purpose of this article is to review the importance of play in a young child's life and to discuss the importance of measuring play when designing interventions for children with autism. Furthermore, this paper will present an example of a consistent and reliable observation system that assesses the complexity and variety of play on children with autism and with typically developing children.
  • Physical Description: 7 p.

Subject

  • Keyword: children
  • Keyword: autism
  • Keyword: playing
  • Keyword: behaviors

Source

  • Conference: Research in Social Sciences IX Conference, 2008, Reykjavík, Iceland

Collection

  • Name: UNT Scholarly Works
    Code: UNTSW

Institution

  • Name: UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service
    Code: UNTCPA

Rights

  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Paper

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc77223

Degree

  • Academic Department: Behavior Analysis

Note

  • Display Note: Abstract: Children with autism frequently display deficits in play skills, such as pretend play and object manipulation. This is described both in the diagnostic criteria for autism (American Psychiatric Association, 1994) and in descriptive studies on children's play (Jarrold, 2003; Williams, 2003). However, the nature of these deficits and the degree to which the play of children with autism differs in complexity and variety from the play of typically developing children is unclear (Vig, 2007). The purpose of this article is to review the importance of play in a young child's life and to discuss the importance of measuring play when designing interventions for children with autism. Furthermore, this paper will present an example of a consistent and reliable observation system that assesses the complexity and variety of play on children with autism and with typically developing children.