5 Adapted Play Resources for Children with Motor Impairment
Play is the work of children and a gateway to learning about the world. And so when we met a toddler who couldn’t access regular toys for play, we set out on a quest to help solve this problem. Here are some resources we’re using.
- Pick out some toys: Sites like AblePlay are invaluable for objective information on which toys to consider. Toys R Us also has a special needs section of their website.
- How to make battery-operated toys accessible through switches: Instructable by John Schimmel and instructional document by the Alliance for Technology Access
- How to make battery interrupters so you can make toys switch accessible: Instructable by Gavin Phillips. How to use battery interrupters: Document by AbleNet
- Once you have your switch-adapted toy, you can make some minor changes to make adapted play a better overall experience
- Get creative: Creating play environments by Let’s Play. Great info and ideas in this newsletter on adapted play by the Family Center on Technology and Disability. Linda Burkhart also has some wonderful ideas.
Let the games begin!
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This post was written by Carole Zangari