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ERIC Number: EJ1158311
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1471-3802
Caregiver Perceptions of Inclusive Playgrounds Targeting Toddlers and Preschoolers with Disabilities: Has Recent International and National Policy Improved Overall Satisfaction?
Stanton-Chapman, Tina L.; Schmidt, Eric L.
Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, v17 n4 p237-246 Oct 2017
The purpose of the current study was to survey and interview caregivers of children with disabilities (ages 2-5 years) to obtain their input as to whether current playground equipment meets their child's needs. A total of 149 participants agreed to participate. Caregivers (i) indicated that their child with a disability could not fully participate in the playground's offerings, (ii) felt that the playground was not appropriate for their child with a disability and (iii) dreamed of a fully inclusive playground that met their child's needs. The results also demonstrate that social participation barriers continue to remain for families who have children with disabilities despite the passing of international human rights standards targeting individuals with disabilities and a global focus in improving the overall well-being of children with disabilities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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