Book Chapter

The intersection of pretense and storytelling in children with autism spectrum disorder

S Douglas, L Stirling

Children's Play, Pretense, and Story: Studies in Culture, Context, and Autism Spectrum Disorder | Published : 2015

Abstract

At the heart of this volume is the recognition that children's engagement with play and story are intrinsically and intricately linked. The contributing authors share a passionate interest in the development and well-being of children, in particular through their use of imagination and adaptation of the everyday into play and stories. Following these principles, the volume explores the connections between play, story, and pretense with regard to many cultural and contextual factors that influence the way these elements vary in children's lives. In a departure from earlier collections on play and story, the authors take a particular focus on normative as compared with atypical development. Th..

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