Does Physical Disability Affect Children's Choice of Toys?

2021 Pediatric Practice and Research  
Aim: This research was carried out to determine the factors affecting the toy selection of physically disabled children. Material and Method: 19 children, 19 mothers and 10 teachers participated in this study, which used a qualitative research design. The data were collected through a structured interview with the 'Data Collection Form' consisting of similar questions about the toy. The researcher interviewed the child, mother and teacher separately and alone. While analyzing the
more » ... c characteristics of the data, frequency, mean, standard deviation were used. Content analysis was carried out in the qualitative dimension of the research and the main themes were determined and interpreted by the researchers. Results: When the answers given to the "toy definition" in the research were examined, the children emphasized that the toy should be "fun", while mothers and teachers emphasized that it was "useful", "educative and instructive". When the answers given to the 'toy selection' are examined, it is seen that the children's should be 'color' and 'of their own will' , and that should be 'chosen by the children' , 'quality and healthy' , 'appropriate for their age' , 'inexpensive' and 'according to the disability' by mothers and teachers. When the responses to the 'toy perception' were analyzed, it was emphasized that children should be 'gender-specific' , while mothers and teachers should not be 'gender-specific' . When the answers given to the "added information about the toy" were examined, it was determined that the children should be toys "according to my mobility and disability" and that the mothers should be "more development toys for the physically disabled". Conclusion: In this study, it was determined that being physically disabled affects the toy selection of children and especially mothers.
doi:10.21765/pprjournal.1036324 fatcat:mrvmwwxqe5amtlljrc4brh57pi