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Customized Staff/Student Training

    The National Lekotek Center is an active supporter of children with disabilities. Lekotek understands the value of play, and how family and community involvement promote inclusion. Finding and modifying toys to enable successful access to play leads to progress and development for all involved. As such, Lekotek offers a wide array of customized training options for organizations, agencies and community groups who wish to educate staff or others on these and other related issues:

    Topics can be combined and customized for your agency or organization

    • Promoting disability awareness education (utilizing engaging disability simulations)
    • Exploring disability specific play techniques
    • Engaging children in play
    • Teaching parents play strategies for their children
    • Involving parents in play group activities
    • Building playgroup/group leadership skills
    • Designing children’s schedules and games on MS PowerPoint
    • Finding and using adaptive hardware, software, computer and tablet demonstration (including iPad and apps)
    • Understanding the principles of toy and play adaptation
    • Adapting activities and games utilizing case studies (case studies can be personalized)
    • Evaluating toys and game
    • Adapting switch usage for children with disabilities
    • Constructing adaptive switches
    • Positioning techniques for successful play
    • Utilizing assistive technology in play including defining AT, sharing resources and demonstrations
    • Facilitating play techniques
    • Introduction to play
    • Supporting families of children with disabilities
    • Supporting siblings of children with disabilities
    • Exploring creative uses of toys
    • Adapting books and early literacy tips


    • Conducted at your facility or Lekotek
    • Cost (1st 1.5 hours $500 each additional $150 per hour)
    • Additional materials and travel expenses may apply
    • Cancellation policy
    • To explore options contact Hayley Anderson handersonThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Here’s a list of some of the organizations that asked Lekotek to customize training

    • Chicago Children’s Museum
    • Child and Family Connections
    • Easter Seals Head Start Programs
    • Evanston McGaw YMCA
    • Lutheran General Hospital
    • Ounce of Prevention
    • Starnet Region V
    • Wisconsin Youth Company