"Children need time to learn how to get along and accept everyone for who they are. If an adaptation to a specific activity can’t be made (due to facility, safety issues, or limitations of the disability) it is better that alternate skills be taught so the activity can remain fully inclusive." (Ophea.net)
When planning for the inclusion of a child with a physical disability always consider the following questions:
- Is the activity appropriate for the age and development level of the child?
- What specific safety “rules” pertain to a particular activity and have you reviewed them with all participants? (More on this can be found in “Modification and Adaptations”)
- What are the specific safety needs of the children? (obstacles, exits, wheelchair access)
- Is the all of the equipment appropriate and in good condition?