ERIC Number: ED447660
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
How We Play! A Guidebook for Parents and Early Intervention Professionals. Birth through Two. Let's Play! Project.
State Univ. of New York, Buffalo. Center for Assistive Technology.
This guidebook for parents and early intervention personnel was developed by the "Let's Play! Project," a 3-year federally supported project that worked to promote play in infants and toddlers with disabilities through the use of "low-tech" assistive technology. The guide is organized around six emerging stages of play development: (1) sensory exploration, (2) functional exploration, (3) material manipulation, (4) pretend/fantasy play, (5) creative expression, and (6) language and pre-literacy. Each section then focuses on one stage of emerging play and includes information on what the child does, what the caregiver does, play materials, and positioning options and adaptations. (DB)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Child Development, Developmental Stages, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Infants, Play, Toddlers, Toys
Let's Play! Project, University at Buffalo Center for Assistive Technology, 515 Kimball Tower, Buffalo, NY 14214-3079. Tel: 716-829-3141 ext. 155; Fax: 716-829-3217; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.cosmos.ot.buffalo.edu/letsplay/.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo. Center for Assistive Technology.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For related Let's Play! project documents, see EC 308 147-148 and EC 308 150-153. Developed by Susan Mistrett, Amy Goetz, Jan Tona, and Susan Lawrence-Dederich.