ATIA Webinar: Using Technology to Provide Play Opportunities for Children with Disabilities
Play skills are often under-developed in children with disabilities, affecting their participation in a culturally and developmentally significant age appropriate activity. In addition, appropriate toys and games that encourage independent play are often hard to find. This webinar will demonstrate how iPad apps, eye-gaze software and assistive devices can be used to provide play experiences for children, with varying disabilities. There will be case studies, discussion of relevant professional and ethical dilemmas, and examination of the characteristics of the apps and computer games themselves and whether or not they encourage playfulness and other play traits.
- Participants will be able to describe at least three characteristics of play of children with disabilities.
- Participants will be able to identify at least 5 apps or software programs to encourage independent play in children with disabilities.
- Participants will be able to identify at least 3 characteristics that make play apps accessible to children with disabilities.