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J Appl Behav Anal. 2004 Summer;37(2):197-206; quiz 207.

Increasing pretend toy play of toddlers with disabilities in an inclusive setting.

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  • 1Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, USA.


We evaluated a program for increasing pretend toy play of 2-year-old children with disabilities in an inclusive classroom. Classroom personnel implemented the program, which involved choices of classroom centers containing toys that tend to occasion pretend play in toddlers without disabilities, along with prompting and praise. Increases occurred in independent pretend-play rates among all 5 participating toddlers. Results are discussed regarding the importance of promoting toy play of very young children with disabilities that is similar to the type of play of their nondisabled peers, and the need to identify critical program components that are applicable in inclusive settings.


pretend play, young children with disabilities

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