When vision is unreliable: the role of play in supporting children

Akay, Selen and Kanero, Junko and Alp, Nihan (2022) When vision is unreliable: the role of play in supporting children. In: Perasso, Giulia and Ozturk, Yagmur, (eds.) Play Specialism Strategies to Prevent Pediatric Hospitalization Trauma. IGI Global, Italy. (Accepted)

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Play holds an important and irreplaceable role in children’s lives and development as it allows children to learn essential skills varying in nature and difficulty such as reading, arithmetic, and social skills (e.g., Yogman et al., 2018). Children with neurodivergent conditions such as blindness, color vision deficiency (CVD), cortical visual impairment (CVI), and developmental dyslexia (DD) are unable to take advantage of their vision, a vital sense for navigating through the environment designed by and for typically developing (TD) individuals. These children are often not provided with tools and activities sufficient to learn and live at ease along with their peers. When they are in hospitals and other clinical settings, the struggles can be further amplified. This chapter discusses how these conditions affect young children, and introduces various playful learning activities and interventions that can assist their social and cognitive development.
Item Type: Book Section / Chapter
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Academic programs > Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Nihan Alp
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2022 20:25
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2022 20:25
URI: https://research.sabanciuniv.edu/id/eprint/44661

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