Full course description
Course Resources: This course references ACI Learning Centers. Further information can be found at https://acilearningcenters.com/ (Links to an external site.)
Time: 1 hour, 27 minutes
Credit: 1.5 Learning CEs
Presenters: Nancy Champlin, M.S., BCBA and Melissa Schissler, M.S., BCBA
Course Description: Explores independent and sociodramatic play as a distinct domain because of the systematic relationships with other developmental domains. Examines how, through play, children acquire various skills critical to their development, including language and social skills. Explains how the long-term effects of an impoverished play repertoire are observed in social interactions later in life. Provides data and video examples on the independent and sociodramatic play and language skills of typically developing children ages 2-1/2 to 5 years-old and an analysis of the number and types of play actions, frequency of vocalizations, the object and agent utilized during play, frequency of advanced play skills and the essential skills to sociodramatic play.
- Analyze the play actions and vocalizations of typically developing children, ages 2-1/2 to 5 during independent and sociodramatic play.
- Identify five elements of pretend play including category, agent, object, advanced play and the essential skills for sociodramatic play.
- Identify high-quality toys based on the data collected.
- Identify preferred play schemes across age and gender during sociodramatic play.
- Compare pretend play production across age and gender for independent and sociodramatic play.
Keywords: Pretend play, sociodramatic play, language, child development, applied behavior analysis
Rating: This course is recommended for anyone interested in learning about the key elements of pretend play, the essential skills for sociodramatic play and the impact of a child’s play repertoire on his or her development. It is recommended that participants have some experience with the basic concepts of behavior analysis, as well as some exposure to research methodology.
Access: 2 weeks
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Important note: If you are taking this course to maintain your BACB certification, you will need to write your certification number on your certificate of completion, as the BACB requires that your certificate of completion includes your certification number.
No refunds are provided once the course is accessed.
These workshops are presented in partnership between the Florida Tech ABA Online program and ABA Technologies, Inc. ABA Technologies, Inc., is a BACB-approved provider of type-2 continuing education hours (provider number: OP-02-0023).