Integrating children with disabilities | Western Cape Government

Integrating children with disabilities

Children are less tainted by stigmas toward persons with disabilities, unless they are made aware of it in a negative way. They are usually free and easy when in an area of play. Play is central to learning and development for all children. Play and friendship help children with disability learn skills and abilities, including social-emotional, communication and physical skills.

Try to encourage children to engage with others and do not shy away from their questions about disabilities. If asked why children with special needs are different, provide an answer which is both informative and positively framed. Try to encapsulate that children with special needs will do things differently but this does not mean that it is the wrong or right way to do it.

Integrated play

The content on this page was last updated on 14 November 2022