Detalhes do projeto


This Action aimed at the creation of a novel and autonomous field of research and intervention on play for children with disabilities. The network had three main objectives:
1. collecting and systematizing all existing competence and skills: educational researches, clinical initiatives, know-how of resources centres and users’ associations
2. developing new knowledge related to settings, tools and methodologies associated with the play of children with disabilities
3. disseminating the best practices emerging from the joint effort of researchers, practitioners and users.
Play for children with disabilities is the object of a fragmented set of studies and it has given rise, in different countries and at different times, to niche projects (i.e. social robotics for children with autism spectrum disorders, adapted toys for children with cognitive and motor disabilities, accessible playground areas). This theme is not yet a recognized area of research because of two main factors (a) disability represents a set of heterogeneous functioning frames (b) play is not leading the educational and rehabilitation contexts. The multi-disciplinary cooperation of researchers and practitioners in the fields of psycho-pedagogical sciences, health and rehabilitation sciences, humanities, assistive technologies and robotics as well as the contribution of end-users’ organizations aimed at granting the right to play even for children with disabilities, and finally establishing play as the main element for children’s development. LUDI devoted specific attention to the societal challenges identified in Horizon 2020 (i.e. the transfer of knowledge to clinical practice, the enhancement of the functionalities of children with disabilities through the implementation of technologies and practices).
The main objective of the Action was to spread awareness on the importance of giving children with disabilities the opportunity to play, while ensuring equity in their exercise of the right to play and by putting play at the centre of the multidisciplinary research and intervention regarding children with disabilities.
The LUDI topic has been developed along numerous outputs rich in information, proposals, models and tools for intervention. Examples are 7 books, 1 special issue in the "Today’s Children Tomorrow’s Parents" journal, and 2 Training Schools. LUDI involved more than 100 researchers and practitioners from 32 countries, children with disabilities and their families, and associations for the rights of children with disabilities.
Data de início/fim efetiva19/05/1418/05/18


  • European Commission: 612 999,00 €

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