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.) Handbook of Research on Play Specialism Strategies to Prevent Pediatric Hospitalization Trauma. IGI Global, pp. 203-239. ISBN 9781668450680 (Print) 9781668450697 (Online)

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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. 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
Depositing User: Junko Kanero
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2023 21:29
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2023 21:29
URI: https://research.sabanciuniv.edu/id/eprint/47399

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