Games For Children With Motor Disabilities: Difficulties And Basic Adaptations
Normally children with motor disabilities begin their physical rehabilitation in the first months of life and their parents put a lot of energy and interest in this activity, which should introduce as a fundamental element leisure through play.
Among the main difficulties that children with motor disabilities find in the game are the handling by problems in the movement , the mobility of corporal segments, the reaches of pieces, the precision in movements and the coordination.
One of the keys to adapting games for the disabled is the use of pushbuttons . These, besides being an action that incites to the game, they are used in other devices like computers, controls, switches or keys, that are key elements in the day to day and whose control translates into a greater autonomy for the disabled person.
Other keys to choosing adapted and stimulating toys for children with motor disabilities are:
- That children can manipulate them without help from third parties to reinforce their autonomy.
- Let buttons and buttons be accessible, identifiable and easy to operate.
- That the dimensions of large furniture-like structures (kitchens, workbenches, etc.) allow the introduction of the wheelchair or the breakdown by modules for separate use.
- Let the desktop toys have anti-slip on the bottom.
- They avoid simultaneous movements (for example, pressing two things at once).
From Sunrise Medical we encourage the little ones in their quest for adventure through the ZIPPIE range of children’s wheelchairs . Discover these robust, compact and easy to handle chairs that will accompany your growth thanks to its adjustable design.
Likewise, the Neptune and Pluton multipositioning chairs , specially designed for use in the home and school environment, guarantee the proper support for each child, adapting to the height of any work table or game. They also offer numerous possibilities for growth and have a practical and functional design.