ERIC Number: ED083778
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Physical Education for Handicapped Children and Youth.
Sator, Rita A., Ed.
Included in the daily program are listings of demonstration events, film showings, sports activities and session offerings. After a greeting from Jean Kennedy Smith for the Kennedy Foundation, the Special Olympics program is reviewed and ways are suggested for developing a local program. Discussed are new dimensions in physical education for the handicapped; also considered are methods, procedures, and planning for a comprehensive high school physical education program for severly physical handicapped (PH) students. Perceptive motor-development exercise are presented by objective, learning experience, and resource for preprimary through intermediate level educable mentally retarded (EMR) and trainable mentally retarded (TMR) students in areas such as sensory awareness; and for primary through advanced level emotionally disturbed (ED), learning disabled, brain injured, and visually impaired students in areas such as spatial relationships. The following exercises are presented in the same format: physical fitness exercises for all age levels of handicapped students; aquatic exercises for primary and intermediate TMR and hearing impaired students; basic conditioning exercises for gymnastics for intermediate and advanced EMR and TMR students; lead up skills for group games and team sports for intermediate ED and PH students; and corrective, developmental, and recreational activities for children with chronic respiratory conditions and for Milwaukee brace wearers. A conference evaluation and sources of materials are appended. (MC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. for Handicapped Children.; New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation.
Authoring Institution: Ithaca Coll., NY. School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation.
Note: Proceedings from the first Statewide Conference, October 1-3, 1972, Ithaca College, New York