|Title||Feasibility of a Modified Ride-on Car Intervention on Play Behaviors during an Inclusive Playgroup.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Authors||Ross, SMae, Catena, M, Twardzik, E, Hospodar, C, Cook, E, Ayyagari, A, Inskeep, K, Sloane, B, Macdonald, M, Logan, SW|
|Journal||Phys Occup Ther Pediatr|
|Date Published||2017 Dec 13|
AIMS: Children with mobility related disabilities often experience limited participation and access to social interactions. An emerging pediatric powered mobility device are modified ride-on cars that provide self-directed mobility experiences to children with disabilities. This study aimed to determine: (1) the feasibility of a modified ride-on car intervention during an inclusive playgroup, (2) the effect of a modified ride-on car intervention on the play behaviors of children with and without mobility related disabilities.
METHOD: A single-subject research design was implemented. Thirteen children participated in a weekly inclusive playgroup. The five children with mobility related disabilities were provided modified ride-on cars during the intervention. Children's play behaviors were classified with Howes' Peer Play Scale. Intervention effects were examined using nonoverlap of all pairs (NAP).
RESULTS: The intervention was feasible based on participants' good attendance, retention rates, and successful use of modified ride-on cars. Overall children did not experience significant changes in play behaviors, with a few exceptions for decreased solitary, and increased parallel play, and/or direct peer interaction, among children with mobility related disabilities. Future research could examine modified ride-on car use by children with mobility related disabilities focusing on changes in unique play interactions between children with and without disabilities.
|Alternate Journal||Phys Occup Ther Pediatr|