Affording Children Access to Play
Information defines the role of play
in child development and compares play in children with/without disabilities. All children need
successful opportunities to play!
Increasing Opportunities for Play:
New play experiences can be found in
universal play spaces designed to promote both physical and social access. Assistive Technology
supports for play help children to move, communicate and interact with toys.
We Play: Toys as the Tool for Play
must be motivating and usable by a child. How to select toys based on their sensory
characteristics and access features are discussed as well as helpful adaptations
to increase play.
to extend play through various play stages are discussed. Examples of using toys,
including switch toys, for different purposes are offered.