Archive for Inclusive Play Design Guide

October is National Sensory Awareness Month

sensory-processing-do-you-know-meOctober is National Sensory Awareness Month – a time to celebrate our senses and raise awareness of sensory processing disorder.

According to the Sensory Processing Foundation, “sensory processing “ refers to …

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Inclusive play product focus: Activo Bambino

When it comes to inclusion, it’s best to plan ahead instead of trying to retrofit something later.  This is especially true for a playground.  Retrofitting can be expensive and you may not …

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Inclusive play product focus: Triumph Climber

Designing an inclusive playground can be a significant challenge.  A great playground is one that offers children of all abilities the chance to test their motor skills.  Accessible playgrounds tend to only …

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Assessing a playground

ClimberAssessing a playground to determine if it is inclusive takes a bit of visionary thinking. When I’m on the playground I imagine all the various groups that need to benefit from the …

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Ten tips for choosing a playground for a child with autism

A new study confirms what many parents know well: it’s common for children with autism autism-ribbonto wander, which puts tremendous stress on families. According to the new report, which appeared in the …

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Balancing act

Balance is a critical skill that helps us walk and run.  It is the sustaining control of the body when using both sides simultaneously, individually, or alternately.  Balance is necessary for all …

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Removing the R-word from our vocabulary

spreadwordIt is time we Spread the Word to End the Word and build awareness for society to stop and think about its use of the R-word (retard). Most people don’t think …

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Inclusive play product focus: Cozy Cocoon

Imagine you are at a loud and crowded party.  You are being pressed and jostled as people dance around you or push past to grab a drink or food.  All of your …

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