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Using Play to Build the Social Competence of Young Children with Language Delays

Title: Using Play to Build the Social Competence of Young Children with Language Delays: Practical Guidelines for Teachers.
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Name(s): Dennis, Lindsay, author
Stockall, Nancy, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2014
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Social competence and social communication development can be concurrently supported through intentional thought and planning on the part of the early childhood special educator. In this article, we present suggestions for how teachers can effectively plan for and implement interventions to support these two areas, all within the context of play. The levels of play, awareness, exploration, and problem solving can be utilized by teachers to provide experiences for children, specifically those with language delays, to enhance and refine their social competence skills, while also furthering their language development. It is important for teachers to provide, to the extent possible, an environment that is arranged to allow for multiple opportunities to practice these skills, while also keeping in mind the child's preferences and interests. Implementation of the suggested strategies can support children with language delays, as well as their peers, in becoming more successful with using their social communication skills to appropriately navigate social situations within the context of play.
Identifier: FSU_migr_ste_faculty_publications-0020 (IID), 10.1007/s10643-014-0638-5 (DOI)
Keywords: play, developmental delay, social competence, preschool, language delay
Note: The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10643-014-0638-5'>http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10643-014-0638-5/fulltext.html">http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10643-014-0638-5
Citation: Dennis, L. R., & Stockall, N. (2014). Using play to build the social competence of young children with language delays: Practical guidelines for teachers. Early Childhood Education Journal, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10643-014-0638-5
Subject(s): Education
Early childhood teachers
Teachers -- Training of
Special Education
Teaching -- Vocational guidance
Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10643-014-0638-5
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_ste_faculty_publications-0020
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: School of Teacher Education Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Early Childhood Education Journal.

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Dennis, L., & Stockall, N. (2014). Using Play to Build the Social Competence of Young Children with Language Delays: Practical Guidelines for Teachers. Early Childhood Education Journal. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10643-014-0638-5