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1st Edition

Developmental Play Assessment for Practitioners (DPA-P) Coding Sheets

ISBN 9781032190310
Published March 16, 2022 by Routledge
130 Pages

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Book Description

This pack includes twelve sets of the color-coded coding sheets plus two sets of blank sheets for use when constructing your own sets of toys. The Developmental Play Assessment for Practitioners (DPA-P) offers a comprehensive assessment of naturally occurring play activities for evaluating young children’s developmental progress accurately, so that useful interventions can take place as early as possible. It can be used by practitioners in a wide range of educational and therapeutic settings and is designed to support developmental progress through planning interventions in play, and using what we know about a child’s progress in play to plan play-based interventions in cognition, language, motor, social-emotional, and self-help skills.

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Table of Contents

Twelve sets of color coded coding sheets plus 2 sets of blank sheets.

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Karin Lifter is Professor of Applied Psychology at Northeastern University in Boston. She earned her PhD in developmental psychology from Columbia University in New York, and completed postdoctoral training in developmental disabilities from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She conducts descriptive and intervention studies on the play, language, and social development of young children with and without disabilities.

Emanuel J. Mason is Professor Emeritus of Applied Psychology and School Psychology at Northeastern University in Boston, and Professor Emeritus of Educational Psychology at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. He earned his EdD in school psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia. His research and teaching include educational research methods, and development of reasoning in children and adults.

Amanda M. Cannarella is an adjunct professor and educational consultant in the state of Massachusetts. She earned her PhD in applied developmental and educational psychology from Boston College.

Ashley D. Cameron is a licensed psychologist and Nationally Certified School Psychologist in the state of Massachusetts. She earned her PhD from Northeastern University in Boston, and completed her training at Franciscan Children’s Hospital and in public and charter schools. Currently, she serves as a school psychologist in Boston Public Schools.