Ionela Dorinela ARDELEAN
This article focuses on the importance of introducing didactic play in educational instructive activities with students with special education, as the basis for the entire intervention program. The design of the study is based on the comparison of the final results with the initial outcomes after the intervention programme was applied. Reasearch participants are represented by a number of five pupils from the primary cycle, aged between 8 and 10 years, presenting learning disabilities and intellectual disabilities. At the end of the research you can easily find the significant increase in students` performances by improving cognitive processes as a result of the constant usage of didactic play.
Keywords:play, special education, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities