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A naturalistic observation of the play behaviour of children with autism spectrum disorders /

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dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-14T19:40:50Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-14T19:40:50Z
dc.date.issued 2001-07-14T19:40:50Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10464/2260
dc.description.abstract Cognitive and social levels of play engaged in by four-to-eight-year-old children with autism spectrum disorders were examined in naturalistic classroom settings. In addition, play at home was compared with play at school via parent and educator interviews. Seventeen school-age children, their educators and caregivers participated in the study. The most frequently observed play behaviours included parallel-functional play, adult interactions and solitary-functional play. The play of the children in the current study was consistent with that of typically-developing preschoolers. Mothers and educators did not differ significantly in their perspectives of the participants' play behaviours. In general, educators' and caregivers' reports were positively related to researcher observations of participants' play behaviours. Methodological considerations and practical implications for the findings are discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Brock University en_US
dc.subject Autistic children. en_US
dc.subject Autism in children. en_US
dc.subject Play assessment (Child psychology) en_US
dc.title A naturalistic observation of the play behaviour of children with autism spectrum disorders / en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name M.A. Psychology en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of Psychology en_US


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