Encouraging play for the child with special needs for assignment

A six year old boy attending your kindergarten class is cognitively delayed and functions at about the 4 year old level. He enjoys creating simple art projects in the art area. He has limited language, often plays alone, and has difficulty with simple cognitive functions.

  • Describe how you could develop his skills through play by using both a teacher directed activity and a child directed activity.
  • Identify environmental accommodations can you make to facilitate his play.
  • Remember to keep his skill level and personal interests in mind when describing your activities.