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Malone, D. Michael – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1999
Offers a rationale for and overview of contextual factors that influence the play and developmental outcomes of preschool children with disabilities. Research on play is discussed relative to child, program, family, and measurement characteristics that can influence play/developmental outcomes. (DB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Disabilities, Play, Preschool Children
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Malone, D. Michael; Langone, John – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1999
Explores the applied research in which object-related play skills of preschool children with developmental concerns are enhanced through intervention strategies. Guidelines for teaching toy play skills are offered as are strategies to promote generalization and maintenance of those skills. (DB)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Child Development, Disabilities, Early Intervention
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Langone, John; Malone, D. Michael – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1998
The variability in the play of 30 preschool children with cognitive delays associated with different toy sets (vehicle, doll, and mixed toy sets) was examined. Sex differences emerged for only 4 of 12 play behaviors: exploration, pretend, ordered multischeme sequences, and global play sophistication. (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Exploratory Behavior, Imagination, Mental Retardation, Play
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Malone, D. Michael; Landers, Melissa A. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2001
A study examined mothers' perceptions of the toy play of their 57 preschoolers (ages 2-5) with intellectual disabilities. The majority reported children not only engaged in appropriate play with toys, but engaged in advanced levels of play. Mothers also reported children would play with toys for extended periods of time. (Contains references.)…
Descriptors: Child Development, Cognitive Development, Mental Retardation, Mother Attitudes