Effects of the design of toys on the child-toy interaction in special education

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2007
Kılıç, Emine
The play materials designed for special education are commonly used by children with various disabilities. This study overviews these materials from the perspectives of special needs, special user groups and special education. Furthermore, the effects of different disabilities on the interactions of the children with the same toys are investigated, within the light of those special cases. The base of the study is constructed with a literature review on toys, play and special education, followed by observations that are performed in a special education centre with six subjects having different disabilities, namely Rett’s syndrome, mental retardation, hyperactivity, Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy and autism. The study is concluded with compared results of the observations and design implications derived from the interactions between the toys and children.
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E. Kılıç, “Effects of the design of toys on the child-toy interaction in special education,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2007.