A single-subject, alternating treatments design (ATD) was used to compare effects of free play, cooperative games, and competitive games on social interactions between a boy with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) and 6 peers who did not have a disability. Results indicated that cooperative games were associated with the highest frequency of positive social interactions between the boy and his peers; cooperative games were also associated with the highest frequency of negative social interactions. Design considerations and issues related to providing inclusive play opportunities are discussed.
Author David P. Loy, John Dattilo
Volume Vol 34, No 3 (2000)