ERIC Number: ED232385
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Playin' Around! Molehills Out of Mountains. A Resource and Activity Guide for the Developmentally Disabled.
Barringer, M. D.; And Others
A resource and activity guide for the developmentally disabled that focuses on functional and constructive play is presented. Some basic ideas for fostering dramatic play among the severely developmentally disabled are also introduced. In following a developmental approach, this guide identifies goals and objectives, and explains the relevance of the objectives to overall growth and development. Activities are suggested that describe how to increase the student's means of initiating arousal-seeking behaviors and how to use playful activities to teach learning tasks. The activities are listed separately for primary age (birth to 8 years), intermediate age (9-15 years), and adult 16-26 years). Developmental levels ranging from 0-6 months to 60-months-and-over are covered. Language correlates of the activities and ideas for group homes and family environments are also presented. The following goal areas are included: responding to self and environmental stimuli, initiating interaction with objects and/or adults, participating in social play with an adult as well as nonsocial play, demonstrating a novel use of a familiar object, participating in pretend activities, playing a simple game with a peer under adult supervision, increasing exploration skills and play knowledge, and cooperating to complete an activity/task. Appended materials include: C. Liesman's "Play Assessment and Developmental Play Chart," a play assessment form, suggestions for running a play group and introducing the concept of games in a play group, and a list of about 22 references. (SEW)
Descriptors: Adults, Arousal Patterns, Children, Developmental Disabilities, Developmental Stages, Early Childhood Education, Educational Objectives, Games, Infants, Interaction, Interpersonal Relationship, Learning Activities, Play, Severe Mental Retardation
You're Exceptional, 8313 Grayfield, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wayne County Intermediate School District, Detroit, MI.
Note: For related documents, see EC 152 681-682.