Childhood Play and Autism
After reading this edited book: Play = Learning by Singer, Golinkoff, & Hirsh-Pasek, I understand how childhood creative and imaginative play is so important as a step to self-regulation, self-talk, and early literacy learning. What interests me is that if a child with autism struggles with imaginative play, then they are missing a key element to literacy learning. How can a special education teacher overcome this?
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