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ERIC Number: ED187074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Play Training for the Autistic Child without Previous Play Behavior.
Ruttle, Kristi
The case study reports the findings of systematic play training with a 7 year old autistic male who had never exhibited play behavior. The research procedure involved three phases: imitation training, training manipulative play, and motivation training. Training during the three phases was conducted three times per week for 7 1/2 months in a quiet area of the self contained public school classroom. Results supported the contention that play behavior can be trained. On immediate posttest the child could perform 100% of the imitations--77% on verbal command and 23% with a model. Training manipulative play with six toys was achieved. The child decreased the frequency of socially unacceptable behaviors and increased the frequency of socially acceptable play behaviors. (Author/SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (58th, Philadelphia, PA, April, 1980, Session F-22).