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By Nicky Phillips, Liz Beavan

The Identiplay intervention is helping childrens at the autistic spectrum, and people with particular verbal exchange problems, discover ways to play. by utilizing play scripts the strategy promotes the improvement of social talents, figuring out, mind's eye and exploration. through studying those abilities the younger individual can get pleasure from reciprocal play with an grownup or peer. Supported by way of case reviews the idea at the back of the technique is totally defined and scripts are supplied for fast use in a couple of settings.

The new version of this well known ebook includes:

- extra on constructing your individual scripts

- the right way to verify the kid's present play skills

- The adult's function in play

- using visual/verbal support

- New case studies

- New scripts

- recommendation on taking studying outdoors

- hyperlinks to assets and important websites

A aiding CD ROM comprises videos of the intervention in perform, printable scripts and a PowerPoint presentation to facilitate expert education making this an essential source for somebody operating with teenagers at the autistic spectrum or with communique difficulties.

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Teaching play to children with autism : a practical intervention using Identiplay

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Working at the Sand Tray 5. Moving Sand, Rocks or Tree trunks 6. Working in the Water Tray 7. Helicopter Rescue 8. indd 33 12/6/07 11:55:04 Identiplay Beyond the Tabletop The potential of the approach would appear to be endless. In this chapter some of the activities that have been used to develop children’s play skills in other commonly found play opportunities will be presented. The ultimate goal of Identiplay is to enable children with ASDs to access play in the appropriate learning area of the setting.

Building Blocks 12. Space Shuttle 13. Firemen. Layout of Kits Assemble each kit with two sets of toys, identical or very similar. 13 examples showing one detail of the toy kit are given in this section of the book and on the CD-ROM. indd 18 12/6/07 11:54:27 Ideally the two kits can then be set out opposite each other for face-to-face play. indd 19 12/6/07 11:54:32 Cars This kit contains: • two toy cars • four play people. Script Put one person on the car and say, ‘Man on car’. ’ Extension Introduce the other person.

Following this there are some examples of play scenarios that have been developed for use in other play areas, for example, the sand tray. Both sand and water play are popular activities with typically developing children and those with ASDs alike. However, observations made over time have led to the conclusion that many of the children with ASDs become involved in a range of stereotypical play – flicking, patting or watching the water or sand trickle from containers. This pattern of behaviour being repeated many times over often has the potential to isolate the child as she becomes absorbed in the activity.

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