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SLP Course Details

Course # 5148
“Pretend I'm the Princess”: Pretend Play Theory, Assessment, and Intervention

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CEUs/Hours Offered: AG Bell - LSLS/1.0 Domain 3, Domain 4, Domain 6, CE-SPC-13-065; ASHA/0.1 Introductory, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0


Course Abstract

Pretend play provides rich developmental opportunities across cognitive, linguistic, and social-emotional domains. In this course, we will explore the development of pretend play from solitary to collaborative; identify developmental relationships; discuss the nature of pretend play in children with language impairments; learn a 10-step protocol for assessing the language of collaborative pretend play; and explore intervention options. A case study will be provided.
Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

This course was recorded on October 21, 2011

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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.

Time-ordered Agenda

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

Average Rating

(597 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 597 reviews

Review by: Pamela-Sue on July 29, 2014
Great presentation and material
Review by: Carrie on July 21, 2014
Great information, great speaker. Easy to follow
Review by: Ashley on July 15, 2014
Excellent speaker
Review by: Janice on June 25, 2014
Test questions were confusing to me.
Review by: Lisa on June 11, 2014
There is so much to learn about developmental play, and the speaker peaked my interest in finding out more about how to incorporate it into my therapy!
Review by: Tanisha on May 21, 2014
Valuable information, clearly presented
Review by: Fernando on May 14, 2014
Good presenter, nice format, good video content
Review by: Rachel on May 6, 2014
Definitely some interesting information but I would have loved to have heard more about intervention.
Review by: Allison on March 19, 2014
Developmental info on play
Review by: Diana on March 13, 2014
It brought concrete methods to "abstract" concepts
Review by: Melissa on February 25, 2014
Great information and street argues to use.
Review by: Ashley on February 10, 2014
The speaker was knowledgeable about the topic and presented the information in a comprehensible way.
Review by: Tanya on January 19, 2014
Good examples in the text and use of video.
Review by: Kathryn on January 19, 2014
Very applicable information for a variety of work settings
Review by: Naomi on January 9, 2014
Really relevant and interesting.
Review by: Kathryn on January 8, 2014
Her knowledge base & examples
Review by: Virgilee on January 3, 2014
It was visual with its examples of books and pretend play scenarios we can include in the practice.
Review by: Leeba on January 2, 2014
i wasn't so impressed with the course content
Review by: Deborah on January 1, 2014
I learned new information on facilitating role play with my students, and how I can improve what I am trying to shape in their language goals.
Review by: Ranell on December 31, 2013
I love pretend play and how it supports communication development. This presentation will help me to analyze and intervene strategically.
Review by: Chris on December 29, 2013
very useful and clear. made sense and was detailed material I had never been taught!
Review by: Gloria on December 29, 2013
Clear progression of ideas and discussion of multiple facets of the subject.
Review by: Elvy on December 29, 2013
presented the relationship of collaborative/pretend play to early literacy, language & cognition
Review by: Mary on December 28, 2013
Helped me to articulate the importance of play development in language and literacy to my peers. Dr. Lederer also makes the subject that is fun to learn.
Review by: Mackenzie on December 20, 2013
The child studies were helpful. Good information to rely to parents with young children.
Review by: Christine on December 14, 2013
She used a nice combination of the facts and real life examples to demonstrate. Well done!
Review by: Gail on December 8, 2013
interesting, well-presented. good use of example video
Review by: Ellie on December 4, 2013
Clear practical information
Review by: Erin on December 2, 2013
The presenter is easy to follow, comprehensive, fun.
Review by: Erin on December 1, 2013
Viewer participation
Review by: Joan on November 25, 2013
Some good examples, definitions, and relationships made clear with pretend play and other aspects of child development
Review by: Meghan on November 25, 2013
good information and good examples. Knowledgeable presenter
Review by: Stephanie on November 22, 2013
I enjoyed all of the examples.
Review by: Stephanie on November 11, 2013
Well organized and succinct presentation
Review by: Karla on November 8, 2013
good breakdown of the types of plan
Review by: Catherine on October 20, 2013
Very informative and useful information.
Review by: Candace on October 5, 2013
Great information, great examples.
Review by: Therese on October 1, 2013
Excellent material and info
Review by: Leah on September 29, 2013
Very informative and relevant to my clinical setting.
Review by: Barbara on September 16, 2013
The inclusion of the video was beneficial and helpful in understanding how to assess collaborative play using the presenter's steps. However, the slides did not match with the speaker at several points.
Review by: Shirley on September 5, 2013
Well organized information
Review by: Marianne on August 23, 2013
Clinicians must read-learn before working with an autistic child!
Review by: Linda on August 19, 2013
Overall good, some contradictions between presentation and assessment.
Review by: Jennifer on August 16, 2013
Loved all of the video examples
Review by: Susan on August 14, 2013
Useful information, clear explanations.
Review by: Meredith on June 28, 2013
I liked the listing of pretend play development
Review by: Kristina on June 24, 2013
The discussion following the video example was helpful in determining the various types of play exhibited. I also appreciated the chance to learn more about the relationship between pretend play and developing language.
Review by: Terri on June 20, 2013
Slides and lecture did not match up. Slides went too quickly.
Review by: Christelle on June 11, 2013
It gave me more ideas and better knowledge on how to constructive target "pretend play" as a goal with my patients.
Review by: Roberta on May 31, 2013
The speakers conversational style, her references to research, and her use of video.
Review by: Erin on May 23, 2013
Took a fairly complex subject and made it clear and susinct.
Review by: Caroleann on April 29, 2013
Organiezd well with pertinent information. Nice use of video to support learning of course objectives.
Review by: Kristine on April 25, 2013
New vocabulary for making observations of children's play
Review by: Pamela on April 18, 2013
video and then explaining terms previously talked about
Review by: Christina on March 29, 2013
Good use of examples, easily understood
Review by: Kimberly on March 18, 2013
Interesting topic and relevant examples.
Review by: Janet on March 17, 2013
I rate a course excellent when the presenter (1) provides a background of the research, (2) demonstrates implementation of key elements, and (3) provides good references for independently increasing knowledge and expertise in the area. This presentation met all three criteria.
Review by: Judith on March 12, 2013
Using real life examples. Applying what I learned immediately in the course.
Review by: Lauren on March 11, 2013
The presenter seemed extremely knowledgeable. She "taught" and explained rather than read as some presenters do. The examples were excellent. She did a good job at paring down much information and explaining it clearly.
Review by: Eileen on February 25, 2013
good examples given for interventions
Review by: Denise on February 20, 2013
Very informative and good examples & illustrations were given.
Review by: Lindsey on February 16, 2013
in-depth examples
Review by: Sue on February 15, 2013
Presenter's knowledge and examples
Review by: Karen on February 9, 2013
easy to understand and great examples
Review by: Melissa on February 2, 2013
The You Tube video with the child study was very helpful.
Review by: Julie on January 31, 2013
well organized; great examples
Review by: Joyce on January 26, 2013
handouts and examples
Review by: Kim on January 25, 2013
I liked the additional information about play stages and the information about standardized play assessments.
Review by: Aimee on January 3, 2013
All terms were very well explained. Great use of examples.
Review by: Christine on December 31, 2012
Great, practical information particularly for the "older" kids. There's a real lack of a structured look at the preschool/K population. Loved it!
Review by: Amanda on December 28, 2012
breakdown of plays skills
Review by: Patricia on December 28, 2012
I use pretend play as part of my therapy for language and articulation skills. This was a good review and increased my knowledge of it's benefits.
Review by: Nikki on December 28, 2012
Gave informal assessment alternatives to better assess play
Review by: Alissa on December 21, 2012
very good speaker
Review by: Amber on December 18, 2012
I never thought to examine pretend play with kids with Language Impairments. She brought my attention to an area I had not considered previously.
Review by: Patricia on December 16, 2012
Great information presented, including references and video clip.
Review by: Kathryn on December 7, 2012
Great presenter
Review by: Mary on December 6, 2012
Great information about the way children play and how to motivate them in therapy
Review by: Emily on December 5, 2012
Excellent, knowledgable speaker! She definitely increased my understanding of the material and kept me interested throughout the presentation.
Review by: Sarah on December 4, 2012
New information for me
Review by: Melissa on December 2, 2012
Very clear and complete information. Great video example to help apply her teaching/ideas.
Review by: Ann on November 28, 2012
really functional and appropriate information provided in order to better assess and develop treatment plans for children that are engaging and developmentally appropriate
Review by: Kathy on November 27, 2012
presentation of explicit examples of assessment and therapy were useful to immediate application of knowledge
Review by: Cristina on November 25, 2012
Great information and examples to use in therapy.
Review by: Jennifer on November 25, 2012
well organized material, presented in sequence, easy to follow and understand, presenter is very knowledgeable on topic
Review by: Sandra on November 14, 2012
This was an excellent course with very interesting ideas/techniques. thank you!

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Course Presenter

susan hendler lederer

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).


Disclosure: This presenter has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


Continuing Education Information

CEUs/Hours Offered: AG Bell - LSLS/1.0 Domain 3, Domain 4, Domain 6, CE-SPC-13-065; ASHA/0.1 Introductory, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Passing an online exam will be required to earn continuing education credit.

Please Note: The CEU exam and course evaluation must be completed within 30 days of course registration.

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AG Bell - Listening and Spoken Language Credential

This course is offered for 1 hour(s) of CE Credit from the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language. For an explanation of content areas, please view pdf listing all 9 "domains."


American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area)


Kansas Dept of Health & Environment

Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.


Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

Clinically certified members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with SpeechPathology.com. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.


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