ERIC Number: ED393229
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Assistive Technology and Play for Infants and Toddlers.
Lewis, Laura Fowler; And Others
This booklet provides information regarding how to incorporate assistive technology into developmentally appropriate play activities for infants and toddlers. A brief overview of normal development is given, from birth through 36 months. Specific ideas for adapting standard play activities for the enjoyment and education of children with physical disabilities are offered. A "How-To" section provides guidelines for making simple assistive devices at home, including Velcro bracelets, baby gyms, eye-gaze boards, loop tape messages, trays for feeder seats, mobiles for cribs, mercury switches, slant boards, ping pong ball switches, and battery adapters. A resource section offers lists of books, newsletters, catalogs, and programs. (Contains 12 references.) (PB)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Child Development, Equipment Standards, Infants, Physical Disabilities, Play, Recreational Activities, Toddlers, Toys
Augmentative Communication Therapy, Attn: Laura Fowler Lewis, 2301 Rexwoods Drive, Suite 108, Raleigh, NC 27607 ($6).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Sponsor: North Carolina State Dept. of Human Resources, Raleigh. Div. of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services.; North Carolina State Dept. of Human Resources, Raleigh. Div. of Vocational Rehabilitation Services.
Authoring Institution: Augmentative Communication Therapy, Raleigh, NC.
Note: Illustrated by Jay Honeycutt. Developed in coordination with the North Carolina Assistive Technology Project.