DEVELOPMENT OF CREATIVE ABILITIES OF PRESCHOOL CHILDREN WITH MENTAL RETARDATION
Abstract. The article describes the results of an experimental study on the development of creative abilities of older preschool children with mental retardation. The article reveals the specifics of the development of creative abilities in children of this category and ways to work with them in the educational process of preschool institutions. The use of artistic and creative games for the development of creative abilities in children of senior preschool age with mental retardation is proposed.
Key words: creativity, preschool children, children with mental retardation, artistic and creative games.
Solovieva Olga – Doctor of psychological Sciences, Professor of the Department of defectology of the North Caucasus Federal University, Stavropol
Poltavtseva Irina – master's degree in the field of training 44.04.03-special (defectological) education of the North Caucasus Federal University, Stavropol; chief specialist of the Department of preschool education of the education Committee of the Stavropol city administration