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Play in infancy and application in treatment

D. Courlander
South African Journal of Physiotherapy | Vol 35, No 4 | a1462 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajp.v35i4.1462 | © 2020 D. Courlander | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 14 January 2020 | Published: 31 December 1979

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Abstract

The theoretical principles of play according to Piaget are described. Six stages of play up to two years of age are detailed, whilst play relevant to the transition from infancy to childhood is mentioned. The application of play in assessment, parent counselling and treatment is discussed.

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