Symbolic play interventions are designed to increase and improve symbolic play in children.
Symbolic play is the ability of children to use objects, actions or ideas to represent other objects, actions, or ideas as play. For example, a child may push a block around the floor as a car or put it to his ear as a mobile phone.
Specific interventions designed to help with symbolic play include the Integrated Play Groups (IPG) model and the Joint Attention and Symbolic Play Engagement and Regulation (JASPER) model.
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