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Bailey, B.A. (2000) I love you rituals. New York: Harper.

Conn, C. (2010) Play better games: Enabling children with autism to join in with everyday games. New York: Speechmark Publishing.

Conn, C. (2016) Play and friendship in inclusive autism education: Supporting learning and development.  New York: Routledge.

Conn, C. (2019) Using drama with children on the autism spectrum: A resource for practitioners in education and health.  New York: Routledge.

Davies, A. (2004) Teaching Asperger’s students social skills through acting: All their world’s a stage! Arlington, TX: Future Horizons.

Edmiston, B. (2014) Transforming teaching and learning with active and dramatic approaches: Engaging students across the curriculum. New York and London: Routledge.

Gillen, L. and Gillen, J. (2007) Yoga calm for children: Educating heart, mind, and body. Portland, OR: Three Pebble Press.

Gray, C. (2015) The new social story book, revised and expanded 15th anniversary edition: Over 150 social stories that teach everyday social skills to children and adults with autism and their peers. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons.

Gutstein, S.E. & Sheely, R.K. (2004) Relationship development intervention with young children: Social and emotional development activities for Asperger syndrome, autism, PDD, and NLD. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Gutstein, S.E. & Sheely, R.K. (2002) Relationship development interventions with children, adolescents and adults: Social and emotional development activities for Aspreger syndrome, autism, PDD and NLD. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Hagood, L. (2008).  Better Together: Building Relationships with People Who Have Visual Impairment & Autism Spectrum Disorder (or Atypical Social Disorder).  Austin, TX: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Khalsa, S.K. (1998) Fly like a butterfly: Yoga for children. New York: Sterling Publishing Company.

McGehee, L. (2007) Plays well with others: A “grown-up” handbook of improvisation and play. Austin, TX: Dalton Publishing.

Moor, J. (2004) Playing, laughing and learning with children on the autism spectrum: A practical resource of play ideas for parents and carers. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Roberts, L.R. (2014) Breathe, chill: A handy book of games and techniques introducing breathing, meditation and relaxation to kids and teens.

Solis, S. (2006) Storytime yoga: Teaching yoga to children through story. Boulder CO: The Mythic Yoga Studio.

Sonders, S.A.(2003) Giggle time: Establishing the social connection.  London: Jessica Kingsley.

Thapar, M. & Siingh, N. Good morning sun: Yoga for children with fun-filled stories.  New Delhi, India: Brijbasi Art Press Ltd.

Wolfberg, P. J. (2003) Peer play and the autism spectrum: The art of guiding children’s socialization and imagination.  Shawnee Mission, KS: Autism Asperger Publishing Company. 


Engel, Susan. (2016). Storytelling in the First Three Years.  Retrieved from Zero to Three February 25, 2020.

Isbell, Rebecca T. (2002). Telling and Re-Telling Stories: Learning Language and Literacy Young Children, National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Patel, Yash. (2018)  Importance of Storytelling in Child Development.  Retrieved from Medium February 25, 2020.

Smith, P.K. & Vollstedt, R. (1985). On defining play: An empirical study of the relationship  between play and various play criteriaChild Development, 56, 1042–1050.Yogman M, Garner A, Hutchinson J, et al; AAP COMMITTEE ON PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF CHILD AND FAMILY HEALTH, AAP COUNCIL ON COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA. The Power of Play: A Pediatric Role in Enhancing Development in Young ChildrenPediatrics. 2018;142(3):e20182058 


Hagood, Linda.  (2020). Autism and Visual Impairment with Linda Hagood, Perkins eLearning to Go.


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