Bringing all abilities together
Special Needs Playground Equipment
Outdoor play equipment for special needs students
Outdoor play is essential for children with special needs; it activates their bodies, allowing for calmer minds in the classroom, as well as promotes social inclusion. In this sense, incorporating adaptable, accessible outdoor play equipment at your school will not only enhance students’ health and learning, it will also bring children of wide-ranging abilities together through a medium they all understand - play.
The importance of tailored special needs outdoor play equipment
All children need to move their bodies and discover what they’re capable of for proper physical, emotional, and cognitive development, and children with special needs are no different. However, having safe, accessible, and specialized outdoor play equipment is especially vital for special needs students as it:
Stimulates their senses
Encourages imaginative play
Allows for group or parallel play with their peers
Enhances their coordination, mobility, and balance
Perhaps, most importantly though, having an inclusive play space at school – one where they are seen, heard, and valued – allows them to feel just like any kid. Our playground equipment is designed with inclusivity at the forefront, so children of all abilities feel valued and included during playtime.
The 6 principles of universal & inclusive design
Our philosophy is that children of all ages and abilities have the right to play, so our products are designed to follow the 6 principles of universal and inclusive design.
Diverse play opportunities
Clear in color & design signals
Providing solutions for special needs
Learn more about how to plan and design inclusive playgrounds here.
"I would definitely suggest to anybody who is the head teacher of a school to do the same thing and to provide more equipment for children to play with, it has a huge impact on attendance, behavior, confidence, friendship"
- Gayle MacDonald, Head Teacher at Corpus Christi Primary School, Glasgow, Scotland
Universal playground equipment derived from research
KOMPAN Play Institute work closely with schools, education centers, and parents to build dedicated areas for safe, accessible, and interactive play. Our special needs outdoor playground equipment is designed to enhance motor skills, stimulate senses, and promote socialization among students.
You can see more about how to plan and design inclusive playgrounds here.
Let's find the right solution for your school
Please fill in your contact details, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
What inclusive play equipment should you choose?
Want more inspiration?
Get the latest news, tips, and inspiration for your school playround by signing up to our newsletter