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ERIC Number: ED239473
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of the Play Behavior of Preschool Handicapped and Nonhandicapped Children.
McLean, Mary E.; And Others
Differences in the play behavior of three mildly, three moderately/severely handicapped and three nonhandicapped preschoolers were examined. Videotapes of free play interaction were analyzed according to existence and appropriateness of interaction and type of noninteraction (toy-directed, self-directed or non-appropriate). Data were analyzed across the groups of nonhandicapped, mild, and moderate/severe handicaps. No significant differences in total number of interactions were found. There were, however, differences between the groups in terms of those with whom they interacted (adults, handicapped peers, and typical peers). The moderate/severe group demonstrated fewer initiations of interactions than other groups. Nearly 70% of all intervals for all three groups were recorded as non-interaction, with groups engaged mostly in toy-directed behavior. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A