Learning Through Play for Children with PMLD and Complex Needs
Using Purposeful Play to Support Cognition, Mental Health and Wellbeing
- Available for pre-order. Item will ship after January 11, 2022
This accessible book explores the development of play skills and schemas to support children with learning differences and physical disabilities in learning to play.
Each chapter looks at an aspect of play - from play therapy and sensory play, to LEGO, role play and digital play - and discusses how the approach can meet the needs of children in specialist settings, from those with sensory needs, to children with physical disabilities. The book introduces a myriad of different ways to use play and shares both evidence and anecdotes of the benefits to physical and mental health, as well as learning. Rich examples are given from special schools who have intentionally designed their schools to meet the play needs of their children and a range of adaptable resources are also provided, including policy documents and risk assessments ready to be taken away and used.
Learning Through Play in Special Education will be essential reading for teachers working with children with additional needs and those who wish to expand their knowledge of therapeutic play and play-based learning.
Table of Contents
1 The Importance of Play
2 Outdoor Play
3 Lunchtime Play for students with Special Needs
4 DIR floortime ™ in a school setting
5 Sensory Play
6 Play Therapy
7 Lego® and Constructive Play
8 Role Play
9 Digital Play
10 Parents and Play