Put Pretending into Your Child's Play is the third booklet in the Make Play R.O.C.K.™ Booklet Series for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder and other communication difficulties.
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This booklet offers practical, research-based guidance for building children's pretend play skills skills that are closely linked with the development of language, social, and emotional skills.
Easy-to-use checklists help identify the child's next step in pretend play, while concrete examples and "Pretend Play Plan" templates help parents and professionals plan how they'll help the child move to the next step.
Elaine Weitzman, Executive Director of The Hanen Centre since 1992, is a speech-language pathologist and an Adjunct Professor in the University of Toronto's Department of Speech-Language Pathology. Over the last 30 years, Ms. Weitzman has contributed to the development of Hanen Programs, co-authored many Hanen guidebooks, and collaborated with the University of Toronto to conduct research on the efficacy of Hanen Programs and on caregiver-child interactions.
Lisa Drake is Program Director for Autism Services at The Hanen Centre. Her responsibilities include program development, as well as the development of resources to support professionals' and caregivers' efforts to facilitate the social and communication skills of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She is co-author of the More Than Words® Program Leaders Guide. Ms. Drake leads More Than Words® workshops and other related trainings for speech-language pathologists around the world.
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