Children and playfulness

Cordier, Reinie, and Bundy, Anita (2009) Children and playfulness. In: Stagnitti, Karen, and Cooper, Rodney, (eds.) Play as therapy: assessment and therapeutic interventions. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London, UK, pp. 45-59.

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Abstract

This chapter explores the concept of playfulness. Four elements of playfulness: intrinsic motivation, internal control, suspension of unnecessary constraints of reality, and framing, are discussed against the contribution of the environment to children's play. What happens when playfulness is disrupted is then explored and illustrated using examples of autistic spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and physical disability.

Item ID: 26048
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-84310-637-1
Date Deposited: 14 May 2013 06:20
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920401 Behaviour and Health @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920413 Social Structure and Health @ 50%
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