{{ (moduleVm.actions && moduleVm.changeStatus) ? moduleVm.status : '' }} What Exactly Is Play, and Why Is It Such a Powerful Vehicle for Learning?


The primary goal of this article was to describe, briefly, the nature and developmental functions of play from a biological, evolutionary perspective. Related to this, a second goal was to describe developmental consequences of play deprivation, which is much too common among children in our culture today.


This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEUs
(Various Levels, Professional Area).

Purpose of Activity

To provide information about the biological and evolutionary aspects of play and the outcomes of play deprivation.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

Identify the different types of play categorized according to the skills practiced, and the essential elements constituting play.

Price: $15.00


  • ASHA 0.1 CPEU

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Various Levels, Professional Area).

Test Code: TLD3171
Published: Jul/Sep 2017
Expires: 3/31/2020
Passing Score: 4/5 (80%)
Authors: Peter Gray, PhD
Specialties: Communication, Language, Speech