Creating play environment for children with sensory impairment and additional disabilities

Cover image of Creating Play booklet by Jayanthi Narayan and Marianne Riggio. Illustration of children playing doctor.

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About the Booklet

Creating Play Environment for Children with Sensory Impairment and Additional Disabilities (2005) by Jayanthi Narayan and Marianne Riggio is a 62-page book for families and educators that discusses the use of play to teach important social and cognitive concepts.

The book offers a sensitization to challenges that children with sensory impairments and additional disabilities face and samples of ways to create enriching opportunities to learn through play.


What Is Play?

Stages of Play Development

Forms of Play

Children’s Preferences

Play Environment

Communication Considerations

Independent Play