Being present in an area of play can create a dynamic experience of exploration, movement, and interaction with objects and peers. These are required to foster positive development across cognitive, social, and physical domains (1).
Children with disabilities may experience limitations in mobility impacting their early exploration, socialization, and play (2).
Playgroups that are inclusive of children with and without disabilities have been shown to further support positive developmental and behavioral outcomes (3).
There is a substantial gap in peer interaction and play behaviors between typically developing children and children with disabilities (2).
What remains unclear is how peer interaction and play behaviors change over time or change in response to an enriched inclusive playgroup setting.
The purpose of the present study is to document the effect on an enriched environment intervention on social interactions between peers with and without disabilities.