ERIC Number: ED246622
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Lekotek: Swedish Play Intervention for Handicapped Children.
The Lekotek, a toylending library program for mentally retarded children which started in Sweden, has expanded to serve families with disabled children in Evanston, Illinois. The Lekotek procedure involves a parental interview to determine the child's needs and family visits in which a Lekotek leader has a one-hour session with the child and then with the family together. The Evanston library contains approximately 3,000 toys and materials in such areas as fine motor, gross motor, and infant stimulation. Other Lekotek functions include a parent support group and assistance to preschools in successful integration. The Lekotek is privately funded. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Toy Lending Libraries
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (62nd, Washington, DC, April 23-27, 1984).