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Episode 6: Object of Play- A Behavioral Perspective

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

Release Date: 11/12/2018

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

Symbolic Play:  We review definitions of symbolic play

McCune-Micholich, 1981Barton & Wolery, 2008

5 Elements of Play: Discuss the 5 elements of play in the PPLAC and definitions of the 3 objects of play. 

Components of symbolic play: Review of the research on the various components to symbolic play/object of play. 

McCune-Micholich, 1981; Casby, 2003

Object substitution: We review the research on object substitution including ACI Learning Centers research on typically developing children and teaching children with autism. 

McCune-Micholich, 1981

Imaginary play without objects: We review the research on imaginary object including ACI Learning Centers research on typically developing children and teaching children with autism. 

Stahmer, 1995; Taylor & Iacono, 2003 

Assigning absent attributes: We review the research on assigning absent attributes including ACI Learning Centers research on typically developing children and teaching children with autism.

Ingersoll & Schriebman, 2006Taylor & Iacono, 2003 

Development of symbolic Play: we discuss the developmental sequence of object of play and the overlap with category of play

Belsky & Most, 1981; Watson & Fisher, 1977Ungerer, Zelazo, Kearsley, & Kurowsit, 1981McCune-Micholich, 1981; Fein 1981; Fenson, Kagan, Kearsley, Zelazo, 1976; Smith & Jones, 2011

Language: we discuss the correlation between symbolic play and language development. 

Fein 1981; Charman & Baron-Cohen, 1997; Casby & Ruder, 1983Barton & Wolery, 2008; Casby, 2003Smith & Jones, 2011Taylor & Iacono, 2003; Thorp, Stahmer, & Schreibman, 1995; Kasari, Freeman, & Paparella, 2006

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