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Pinchover, Shulamit; Shulman, Cory – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Play and playfulness have a key role in children's development. Not enough is known about the playfulness of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and its relationship to children's behavioural problems, as well as the role of caregiver behaviours during play in this relationship. The present study examines the moderating role of teachers'…
Descriptors: Play, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Teacher Student Relationship
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Pinchover, Shulamit; Shulman, Cory; Bundy, Anita – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) tend to be less playful than their typically developing (TD) peers. Although playfulness is considered a personality characteristic, little is known about the stability of this trait in interactions with different caregivers. This study compared the playfulness of children with and without ASD in play…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Play, Young Children, Autism
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Dirani, Leyla Akoury; Salamoun, Mariana – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
Children with neurodevelopmental disorders who receive early therapeutic interventions present a better developmental pathway than children who do not. Early assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders is the first step in this process. This study aims at describing the variables that are in play in the first assessment of children with autism…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developmental Disabilities, Neurological Impairments, Autism