3.3. Explain how disability may affect development.
A disability, handicapping condition, or delay can affect how a child plays, the kinds of play the child engages in, and the child's ability to use play as an avenue to learning and generalizing new skills or concepts. [ Although experiential background, personality.
The child may need to be taught such adaptations as how to get to materials or how to ask another child to play.
Disabilities: Delays or impairments in cognitive functioning may also delay the development of play skills.
Communication Disabilities: Difficulties with speech and/or language may inhibit the child's ability to enter into or initiate play with others, explain or comment about her own play, or play with the effects of words and language.
Sensory Disabilities: Children with sensory problems such as visual or hearing impairments may experience a variety of play problems.
Social, Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities: Children's behavior often interferes with engagement in play and with the development of play skills.
Medical Disabilities: Health problems may be serious enough to hinder the development of play skills or inhibit the use of play learning new skills.
Cultural and Social Class Issues: There is some debate regarding whether culture and social class affect play in a negative way.
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