This is a comprehensive guide to establishing shared play experiences that assist in the development of communication, social understanding and cognition.
Easily accessible, and packed full of practical resources, the book defines the importance of play both developmentally and psychologically as having a major influence on the enrichment of meaningful interactions and children’s learning.
Diana Seach expertly discusses how play enables children with Autism to:
Those who live and work with children who have Autism and Asperger Syndrome will find Interactive Play for Children with Autism an invaluable tool when implementing strategies to develop interactive play in educational establishments, care settings and the family home.
1. Valuing Play 2. A Model of Interactive Play 3. Establishing a Connection 4. Enabling Communication 5. Creating Meaning 6. Developing Imagination 7. The 'Smile' Programme for Families 8. Interactive Play in Schools