Occupational Injustice and the Right to Play: A Systematic Review of Accessible Playgrounds for Children with Disabilities
Health and Wellness Publication
OBJECTIVE Identify and synthesize existing research on the relationship between key areas of development and accessible play settings for children aged 3-12 with disabilities, and provide occupational therapy practitioners (OTPs) with a body of evidence to inform evidence-based interventions and utilize in advocating for occupational justice.
RESULTS Social participation, play participation, and motor skill development were negatively impacted in 8 of 9 studies despite playgrounds being labeled "accessible."
Zawadzki, Anna, "Occupational Injustice and the Right to Play: A Systematic Review of Accessible Playgrounds for Children with Disabilities" (2023). Academic Symposium of Undergraduate Scholarship. 66.