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Marwick, Helen; Jarvie, Karena; Cowie, Hilary; Johnston, Lorna; Hammond-Evans, Nicola; Cockayne, Rachael – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2022
A repeated measures single subject design was used to examine the effectiveness of a joint play approach embedded in professional practice, in supporting pretend play for autistic children. Seven autistic children, aged 5-8¬†years, with a placement within a specialist educational provision, and who demonstrated restricted play, participated in…
Descriptors: Play, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Program Effectiveness
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Papworth, Mark A.; Jordan, Gabriele; Backhouse, Catherine; Evans, Nicola; Kent-Lemon, Nicola; Morris, Jennifer; Winchester, Kenneth J. G. – Journal of Creative Behavior, 2008
A relationship is commonly reported between high levels of artistic creativity and mental health problems (e.g., depression or psychosis), and it is now becoming clearer that the divergent cognitive style associated with creativity has commonalities with some of the processes involved in the development and maintenance of some psychological…
Descriptors: Psychopathology, Mental Disorders, Artists, Creativity
Evans, Sandra Nicola; And Others – 1984
This publication is designed to accompany the "Dropout Prevention" manual (1984) and to serve as a guide for the staff development training of administrators, faculty, and staff in the initiation of a dropout prevention program. The staff development program contains materials to assist staff in becoming aware of the scope of the dropout…
Descriptors: Administrators, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Prevention, Dropouts