The lecture analyzes different models of play for children with disabilities, while relating to play with objects and with technological means. It describes how technological games are expressed in the participation of children with disabilities in different games and how play related skills improve, while addressing professional and ethical dilemmas and issues and the question whether various computer game and applications encourage playfulness and other play characteristics.
Play is important to children’s development and helps children with disabilities fully realize their potential. LUDI is a pan-European network with representatives of 27 countries which conducts joint activities aiming to study games for children with disabilities. The lecturer descries the network’s structure, importance and activities.
The lecture focuses on the great importance of clinical and therapeutic interventions in improving behaviors, parent-child relationship and more in cases of children with fetal alcohol syndrome.
Dr. Miranda-Galarza invites the audience to understand the logic governing day to day life, as well as the experiences of siblings of people with disabilities, in order to improve upon existing and future programs and policy.