The Power of Play - The Power of LekotekUsing adapted toys, educational materials, computer equipment and iPads, Lekotek provides opportunities for kids to have fun and learn along the way. It is a safe haven from medical appointments and therapies. It is a place where there are no expectations to perform, a place where parents find resources and support.
The world of Lekotek is one filled with laughter and joy coupled with hard work and personal challenges. Children with disabilities face challenges interacting with family members and participating in school and community activities. That's why we're here. Lekotek facilitates successful inclusion in all aspects of life. Lekotek occupies a unique niche in the lives of kids with disabilities. It’s a welcome break from therapy. Yet through play, Lekotek promotes inclusion and frequent byproducts of play result in mastering therapy goals. All children learn through play and Lekotek provides a recreational environment to meet the special needs of every child. Lekotek’s philosophy is that every child can be successful with adaptations. Adapted toys, software and computer input devices are our tools to help any child with a disability.
What is LekotekSince December 1983, Lekotek of Georgia has provided program services to more than 7,000 families traveling from forty-two Georgia counties and three states. Currently 852 families receive services every year. Lekotek serves children with a wide range of disabilities including, but not limited to, attention deficit disorders, speech delays, cognitive delays, autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, hearing and/or vision loss, mitochondrial disorder, other neuromuscular disorders, and spina bifida. We primarily serve children from birth to 8 years of age, with computer services also available to adolescents and young adults. Minimal fees are charged for some activities, but full and partial scholarships are always available and no family is ever denied services due to inability to pay.
How Lekotek Makes a Difference
- Encourages development through exploration and discovery.
- Helps children and families play and learn together.
- Provides failure-free learning and builds a child's self esteem.
- Staff members demonstrate new and creative ways to make play successful and interactive.
- Loans adapted and traditional toys for families to use at home.
- Provides individualized support and resources to all family members to strengthen families.
- Helps children and families participate in community events and feel less isolated.
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