Unlocking closed doors to play

Lyons M. (1986) Unlocking closed doors to play. Australia and New Zealand Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 12 4: 229-233. doi:10.3109/13668258609084087

Author Lyons M.
Title Unlocking closed doors to play
Journal name Australia and New Zealand Journal of Developmental Disabilities
ISSN 0726-3864
Publication date 1986-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3109/13668258609084087
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 12
Issue 4
Start page 229
End page 233
Total pages 5
Publisher Informa UK Limited
Language eng
Subject 2738 Psychiatry and Mental health
2742 Rehabilitation
3200 Psychology
Abstract Recreation/play is of significance as a change agent in the lives of intellectually disabled persons, both as a facilitator of social integration and as a vital ingredient for personal development. However, when offered the opportunity for play experiences, some persons with intellectual disabilities may be reluctant to explore these due to the absence of sufficient and/or appropriate stimuli to excite them and motivate them to play. This paper considers mechanisms by which the motivation to play can be influenced. In particular, it represents an attempt to systematize and interpret what recreation workers with persons with intellectual disabilities may already be doing in an unplanned way to promote play with their clients. A taxonomy of playfulness (satisfactions derived from play) is outlined. followed by some discussion of its application to stimulating participation in recreational activities.
Keyword Rehabilitation
Psychiatry and Mental health
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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