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Special needs assessment. Boy playing in a play area designed for the assessment of children with special needs. Specialists can watch children at play on the equipment and assess motor skills and sensory-processing abilities to gain an insight into the needs of the children. This game helps assess the problem-solving skills of older children. The children are assessed for treatments ranging from physiotherapy to speech and language therapy, and psychological support. Social interaction between children may also be observed, and the bright colours help to assess visual acuity and perception. Photographed at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK.
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