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.
- 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|
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