chapter  5
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From Monologue to Dialogue: e Use of Play and Drama erapy for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

ByLORETTA GALLO-LOPEZ

In his memoir Parallel Play, Tim Page (2009) chronicles his life growing up with undiagnosed Asperger’s disorder and in so doing provides the reader with a rare glimpse into the social and overall life challenges of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).  at Page chose the title Parallel Play to describe his experience is at once telling and poignant.  e term parallel play so clearly describes what we o©en see when observing a child with autism spectrum disorder engaged in play-a child playing “alongside but distinctly apart” from others.