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Play is an important element of cognitive, social and languagedevelopment. Most preschool classrooms provide opportunity for indoor play andstudies are needed to improve indoor play contexts for all children, includingdeaf children. The present study documented and described the play behaviors ofAnn, a four-year-old native American Sign Language ASL deaf child in an ASL- Englishbilingual classroom. Ann engaged in various play behaviors, in different playcenters, and with different play partners. The sample consisted of 22 playepisodes collected over a period of one year. A combination of social andcognitive play behavior categories based on Rubin’s 2001 Play ObservationScale were used for documenting and the coding of the play behaviors observed.The results revealed that Ann was capable of engaging in developmentallyappropriate play behaviors that were similar to those reported for hearingchildren her age. In addition, her play behaviors varied in relation to theplay context and play partners. Teacher’s decisions and control of play in theclassroom appeared to have an impact on the play behaviors Ann demonstrated.

KEYWORDS

Deaf Children, Play Behavior, Preschool Play, Indoor Play, ASL-English Bilinguals

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Musyoka, M. 2015. Understanding Indoor Play in Deaf Children: An Analysis of Play Behaviors. Psychology, 6, 10-19. doi: 10.4236-psych.2015.61002.





Autor: Millicent M. Musyoka*

Fuente: http://www.scirp.org/



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