GENERATIVITY IN THE PLAY OF YOUNG-PEOPLE WITH AUTISM
UNSPECIFIED. (1995) GENERATIVITY IN THE PLAY OF YOUNG-PEOPLE WITH AUTISM. JOURNAL OF AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS, 25 (2). pp. 105-121. ISSN 0162-3257Full text not available from this repository.
Examines the ability of young people with autism to generate ideas for play. Young people with autism, children with learning difficulties, and younger normal children were asked to generate 12 different actions and follow 12 instructions with a car and a doll. The young people with autism were impaired, relative to the controls, at generating original actions with the car, but were as able as the controls to follow the instructions. However, the young people with autism were not impaired at generating original actions with the doll. All three groups produced similar amounts of symbolic play. Possible explanations for the difference in results for the two toys are discussed.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS|
|Publisher:||PLENUM PUBL CORP|
|Official Date:||April 1995|
|Number of Pages:||17|
|Page Range:||pp. 105-121|
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