Special Considerations While Making Game Boards
Game boards for students with disabilities need to be adapted according to the needs of the child. When you are making game boards for your classroom, consider all the children who have disabilities, and make boards that at least most of them can play with independently.
Game boards may need to be large in size to accommodate children with visual difficulties. They may also need to be large so that they can accommodate large counters, which children with hand function difficulties may require.
If children have cognitive difficulties, they need simple game boards. Some ideas are given below. Game boards need to be durable.
Consider laminating them so that spills or drool can be easily wiped off.
For children with hand function difficulties, you can modify counters by extending their height and increasing their width. You can use common household items like old marker caps, bottle caps etc. to make counters. You can even provide a variety of different shaped and sized counters in the game to allow for children with different needs.
In some cases, Velcro or flannel on the board and the bottom of the counter may help children from dropping the counters in the middle of the game.
Dice and timers:
Dice can be very complicated to use for children with hand function or cognition difficulties. Instead try using a round board with a spinner like shown in the picture, or make your own large sized dice with numbers and dots on them. For games that require you to measure time use a sand timer.