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Episode 2: What is Pretend Play? A Behavioral Perspective

Pretend Play Podcast: Brought to you by Autism Concepts, Inc.

Release Date: 07/23/2018

Episode 12- Stage 3: Play Schemes in the Pretend Play and Language Assessment and Curriculum show art Episode 12- Stage 3: Play Schemes in the Pretend Play and Language Assessment and Curriculum

Pretend Play Podcast: Brought to you by Autism Concepts, Inc.

The pretend play podcast focusing on the research and application of pretend play and language skills. We discuss Stage 3: Play Schemes in the Pretend Play and Language Assessment and Curriculum (PPLAC). We cover expectations, selecting targets, prompting, positioning, reinforcement, initiating play, feedback following play, generalization, and mastery.  Thank you for listening! Please visit our website (www.acilearningcenters.com) for more information, to obtain CEUs, or to purchase the PPLAC.

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Episode 11- Stage 2: Chaining Play in the Pretend Play and Language Assessment and Curriculum show art Episode 11- Stage 2: Chaining Play in the Pretend Play and Language Assessment and Curriculum

Pretend Play Podcast: Brought to you by Autism Concepts, Inc.

The pretend play podcast focusing on the research and application of pretend play and language skills. We discuss Stage 2: Chaining Play in the Pretend Play and Language Assessment and Curriculum (PPLAC). We cover expectations, selecting targets, prompting, positioning, reinforcement, initiating play, feedback following play, generalization, and mastery.  Thank you for listening! Please visit our website (www.acilearningcenters.com) for more information, to obtain CEUs, or to purchase the PPLAC.

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Episode 10: Stage 1- Single Agent show art Episode 10: Stage 1- Single Agent

Pretend Play Podcast: Brought to you by Autism Concepts, Inc.

Welcome to the pretend play podcast focusing on the research and application of pretend play and language skills. We discuss how we developed Stage 1: Single Agent in the Pretend Play and Language Assessment and Curriculum (PPLAC). We cover expectations, selecting targets, prompting, positioning, reinforcement, initiating play, feedback following play, generalization, and mastery.  Thank you for listening! Please visit our website for more information, to obtain CEUs, or to purchase the PPLAC.

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Episode 9: Pretend Play and Language Assessment show art Episode 9: Pretend Play and Language Assessment

Pretend Play Podcast: Brought to you by Autism Concepts, Inc.

Welcome to the pretend play podcast. A podcast focusing on the research and application of pretend play and language skills. Today we discuss the research on pretend play and how we developed the Pretend Play and Language Assessment and Curriculum (PPLAC). We go on to cover the purpose, layout, and scoring of the PPLAC full and brief assessments. Thank you for listening! Please visit our website for more information, to obtain CEUs, or to purchase the Pretend Play and Language Assessment and Curriculum.

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Episode 8: The Essential Skills to Sociodramatic Play show art Episode 8: The Essential Skills to Sociodramatic Play

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Welcome to the pretend play podcast. A podcast focusing on the research and application of pretend play and language skills. Today we take on the topic: Essential Skills to Sociodramatic Play. We review the definitions and research we and others have conducted on evaluating and teaching initiating, responding, and expanding. Thank you for listening! Please visit our website for more information, to obtain CEUs, or to purchase the Pretend Play and Language Assessment and Curriculum.

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Episode 7- Advanced Play: A Behavioral Approach show art Episode 7- Advanced Play: A Behavioral Approach

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Welcome to the pretend play podcast. A podcast focusing on the research and application of pretend play and language skills. Today we take on the topic: Advanced Play. We review the definitions and research we and others have conducted on evaluating and teaching rotating play, combining play, and character roles in play. Thank you for listening! Please visit our website for more information, to earn CEUs for listening to this podcast, or to purchase the Pretend Play and Language Assessment and Curriculum.

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Episode 6: Object of Play- A Behavioral Perspective show art Episode 6: Object of Play- A Behavioral Perspective

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Welcome to the pretend play podcast. A podcast focusing on the research and application of pretend play and language skills. Today we take on the topic: Object of Play. We discuss the research on the development of symbolic play in typically developing children and the application to teaching children with autism and other developmental delays.

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Episode 5: Agent of Play- A Behavioral Perspective show art Episode 5: Agent of Play- A Behavioral Perspective

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Welcome to the pretend play podcast. A podcast focusing on the research and application of pretend play and language skills. Today we take on the topic: Agent of Play. Please visit our website to see more in-depth show notes with references and purchase CEUs. Thank you for listening! Please visit our website for more information or to purchase the Pretend Play and Language Assessment and Curriculum. You can reach out through Facebook or e-mail Melissa at Melissa.Schissler@concepts.com

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Episode 4: Category of Play- A Behavioral Perspective show art Episode 4: Category of Play- A Behavioral Perspective

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Today we discuss category of play. We begin by reiterating the importance of pretend play and discuss the 5 elements of pretend play. We get into our main topic and discuss the 3 categories of pretend play. For each category of play Nancy and Melissa break down the research and provide examples. We look at the core deficits of autism and what barriers we have seen when failing to target the appropriate category of play. It all wraps up with a discussion on data collection and implementation.

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Episode 3: Importance of Toys- A Behavioral Perspective show art Episode 3: Importance of Toys- A Behavioral Perspective

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Today we take on the topic: What is Pretend Play. We begin by discussing playroom organization. We go on to discuss various definitions of toys in the research and toy selection. Looking at the complexity of toys we discuss abstract toys, sociodramatic toys, toy combinations, and the number of different actions that can be completed with a single toy.   We wrap things up discussing the gender differences in toy selection and preference. 

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Welcome to the pretend play podcast. A podcast focusing on the research and application of pretend play and language skills. Today we take on the topic: What is Pretend Play. We begin by discussing definitions of play and the variance of terminology in the literature and different types of play.  We go on to discuss the developmental stages of play, including the history of play taxonomies and ACI Learning Centers Developmental Sequence. 

Looking at the correlation between play and language we discuss the developmental sequence of language and the pre-requisites to language including, joint attention, gestures and babbling. We wrap it up by identifying the various types of language in play. 

Thank you for listening! Please visit our website for more information, to earn CEUs, or to purchase the Pretend Play and Language Assessment and Curriculum.

We encourage everyone to reach out to us if you have any questions about the show or suggestions on topics you would like to hear more about.  You can reach out through Facebook or e-mail Melissa at Melissa.Schissler@concepts.com

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