“Pretend I'm the Princess”: Pretend Play Theory, Assessment, and Intervention
Course Learning Outcomes
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the developmental sequence from solitary to collaborative pretend play.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify developmental relationships between pretend play and other developmental domains.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe characteristics of pretend play in children with language impairments (including those on the spectrum).
- After this course, participants will be able to describe methods of assessing collaborative pretend play skills.
- After this course, participants will be able to list strategies for pretend play interventions.
|0-15 Minutes||Definitions and development|
|15-30 Minutes||Developmental relationships and the nature of the disorder|
|30-55 Minutes||Assessment (with client study) and intervention|
|55-60 Minutes||Conclusion; Q&A|
Susan Hendler Lederer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Susan Hendler Lederer, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at Adelphi University, Garden City, Long Island, NY. She is a NYS licensed and nationally certified Speech-Language Pathologist with 30 years of professional experience in the areas of language, literacy, and pretend play development and disorders. Dr. Lederer has published and presented nationally on best practices in these areas. In addition, she is the author of three children’s books designed to facilitate emerging language, literacy, and pretend play (I Can Say That, I Can Do That, & I Can Play That).
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