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Summary

Play Experience by Assistive Technology for play

Devices, services & contexts for play with children with disabilities

Name of Play Experience by AT

Type of project

Intervention
Finished research project
Ongoing research project

Summary

(~150 words: target group, aims, kind of activities, Play Experience by AT (devices, services and contexts) used, play experiences and results)

Play Experience by Assistive technology

Low-tech, high-tech products, services and contexts for play

Description, intended use(s), intended target group(s), manufacturer/developer, reference

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Context

The context of use

(home, school, rehab center or other environments)

Type of Play

Type of play in this play system

LUDI Classification of types of play

Cognitive Dimension

Practice
Symbolic
Constructive
Rule play (including videogames)

Social Dimension

Solitary
Parallel
Associative
Cooperative

Objectives

Objectives related to play according to ICF-CY

International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health - Children & Youth Version (ICF-CY)

Play for the sake of play

Major life areas - d880 engagement in play

d8800 solitary play
d8801 onlooker play
d8802 parallel play
d8803 shared cooperative play
d8808 engagement in play, other specified
d8809 engagement in play, unspecified

Community social and civic life - d920 recreation and leisure time

d9200 play

Play-like activities

Therapeutic and educational objectives

b1 Mental functions
b2 Sensory functions and pain
b3 Voice and speech functions
b4 Functions of cardiovascular, hematological, immunological and respiratory systems
b5 Functions of digestive, metabolic and endocrine systems
b7 Neuromusculoskeletal and movement related functions
d1 Learning and applying knowledge (learning through symbolic play, learning through pretend play)
d2 General tasks and demands
d3 Communication
d4 Mobility
d7 Interpersonal interactions and relationships

Participant

Participant(s)

Number





Chronological Age

0-3 years
3-6 years
6-12 years
12-18 years

Development Age

0-3 years
3-6 years
6-12 years
12-18 years

LUDI Categories of disabilities

Mental/intellectual impairments:
mild

moderate

severe

profound

Hearing impairments
Partially hearing impaired

Deaf

Visual impairments
Partially sighted

Blind

Communication disorders (speech and language disorders)
Physical impairments
Mild

Moderate

Severe

Autism Spectrum Disorders
Multiple disabilities

Explanation

Explanation on the use of low-tech, high-tech devices, services or contexts

Explanation

No instruction, self-discovery of the participant/subject
Verbal instruction, language and communication fitting to chronological age
Verbal instruction, language and communication is adapted
Visual and/or verbal instruction with AAC (Aumentative and Alternative Communication)
Visual instruction with written language
Visual instruction with pictures or drawings
Modeling by therapist/researcher
Hand over hand: therapist/researcher leads the actions of the participant
Prompting: therapist/researcher touches the participant as a key for further actions
Guided discovery: therapist/researcher coaches the participant so s/he discovers how to use the assistive technology
Modeling by peer
Visual instruction by peer
Verbal instruction by peer

Involvement

Adult: therapist/educator/researcher
Parent or significant others
Peer with disabilities
Peer without disabilities

Role

Non-participatory observer
Participatory observer
Providing instruction
After the instruction, providing supervision during play
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Evaluation

Evaluation of objectives and outcome measures

Description of outcome measure(s)

Observation by professional/researcher providing the play experience
Observation by other professional/researcher
Video analysis
Feedback from client/parents/professionals
(validated and reliable) outcome measures like tests, self-reports of client/system, questionnaires

Information about availability of outcome measure: publisher, website, contact person

References

References to the intervention or research project

Contact Person

Keywords

Keywords

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