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Pretend play of children with acquired brain injury: An exploratory study.
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PMID:  22716300     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objective: This exploratory study aimed to describe the self-initiated pretend play of three children who had sustained an acquired brain injury (ABI). No previous research was found. Methods: Three children aged 3.0-6.0 years were recruited through purposive sampling. Pretend play ability was assessed using the Child-Initiated Pretend Play Assessment. Results: Two of the three children scored below the range expected for children their age and one child scored above the range, indicating a wide range of pretend play ability for the children. None of the children could sustain their engagement in pretend play to complete the time of the assessment. Conclusion: Complex pretend play ability is a functional assessment of cognitive ability involving sequential planning, problem-solving, language and social understanding. Cognitive fatigue is argued to explain the children's limited ability to engage in play for the time expected for their ages. More research is required.
Naomi Fink; Karen Stagnitti; Jane Galvin
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental neurorehabilitation     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1751-8431     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
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Created Date:  2012-6-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101304394     Medline TA:  Dev Neurorehabil     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
School of Health and Social Development, Faculty of Health, Deakin University , Geelong, Victoria , Australia.
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