Children with cognitive impairments might have greater difficulty with one or more types of mental tasks than a peer who is typically developing. There are too many types of cognitive impairments to list here, each unique to the individual. Cognitive impairments can impact a child’s memory, judgement, perception, planning, orientation, concentration, or attention.
Simple things can be done to support children with cognitive impairments in your playspace:
- Design for safety
- Include a variety of challenge levels in your playspace activity areas
- Be sure to have a variety of activities to hold attention
- Use color-coded pathways to support memory of areas within your playspace