Play. On the Occassion of the 120th Birthday Anniversary of L.S. Vygotsky
In this issue, works done in accordance with the Russian special pedagogy tradition and representing methods of play using in special help for people with psychical development difficulties, can be considered in several meaningful contexts. Classical works by L. S. Vygotsky and D. B. Elkonin, which form the basis of the cultural and historical understanding of the functions of the game in the child's psychical development and the authors’ articles on the role of the child’s playing and childhood within the context of modern culture. Works that give an idea of the modern understanding of the functions and stages of playing development in normal ontogenesis. Comparisons of the domestic approach to the game as a form of special help with the most significant approaches to the play therapy, developed in psychoanalytic, humanistic, and behavioral traditions.