THE ASSESSMENT OF SYMBOLIC PLAY IN YOUNG-CHILDREN - A PROTOTYPE TEST
UNSPECIFIED (1992) THE ASSESSMENT OF SYMBOLIC PLAY IN YOUNG-CHILDREN - A PROTOTYPE TEST. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF DISORDERS OF COMMUNICATION, 27 (3). pp. 231-245. ISSN 0963-7273Full text not available from this repository.
In this paper it is argued that assessing symbolic play (defined as one object substituting for another, a property being attributed to an object which it does not have or an absent object being referred to as if present) is particularly useful for young children in whom language and/or play is not developing normally. A new test of symbolic play is described which assesses the child's ability to substitute her- or himself, a teddy or a non-representational object such as a piece of material for another object, to attribute a property to her- or himself or a teddy, and to refer to an absent object used by her- or himself or a teddy. The play may be modelled or instructed or the child may produce examples of her or his own. Some preliminary results from a group of 43 children are reported. It is concluded that this new test of symbolic play will provide clinicians working with children whose language and/or play is impaired with information of value in reaching a diagnosis and in understanding immediate treatment needs.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
|Journal or Publication Title:||EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF DISORDERS OF COMMUNICATION|
|Publisher:||WHURR PUBLISHERS LTD|
|Number of Pages:||15|
|Page Range:||pp. 231-245|
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