Creative Play Activities for Children with Disabilities: A Resource Book for Teachers and Parents

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Human Kinetics, 1989 - Education - 217 pages
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In Creative Play Activities for Children With Disabilities you will discover 250 games and activities designed to help infants to 8-year-olds with all types of disabilities grow through play. Many activities describe special adaptations for children with physical, visual, or hearing impairments.

Developed in conjunction with the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation, these creative play activities will help confidence and self-esteem blossom as young children meet success in activities that are fun.

Creative Play Activities for Children With Disabilities is the only book to address both the concerns of parents guiding their children's activities at home and issues faced by educators in program settings.

Each chapter focuses on a particular ""world,"" or activity theme. Themes include exploring the world of the senses; active games with rolling, crawling, walking, and more; building and creating; imaginative outdoor fun and water play; music play; and group games and activities.

Each activity lists detailed directions, needed equipment, the activity's benefits, and, where possible, adaptations for different disabilities.


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About the author (1989)

Lisa Rappaport Morris has a master's degree in communication disorders and clinical education from Johns Hopkins University. She was program coordinator for the Let's Play to Grow program of the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation from 1983 to 1987. Her 8 years of experience in hospital and community settings and in early childhood special education provide much of the practical wisdom in Creative Play Activities for Children With Disabilities.

Linda Schulz is a consultant on rehabilitation and special education to local and national organizations. She was director of the Let's Play to Grow program from 1983 to 1988 and is a former vice president of the National Organization on Disability. Ms. Schulz has a master's degree in education from Michigan State University and a postgraduate diploma in special education studies from Oxford University. Her experience in special education includes 10 years of researching programs for the disabled in China, Hong Kong, Japan, and the United Kingdom.

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