ERIC Number: ED218913
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Water as a Learning Environment: A Model for Integrating Leisure Time Activities and Education for Deaf-Blind Youngsters.
In its first year, an interdisciplinary recreational aquatics program serving eight deaf blind children (3 to 18 years old) developed and sequenced individualized objectives for communication, social, and gross motor areas. Inservice training was conducted for 13 nonhandicapped high school students serving as peer tutors, who were then evaluated according to 12 performance indices. Parents received scrapbooks with information and pictures of their child. The water has proved to be a feasible environment for deaf blind children, institutional staff have noted a decrease in student inappropriate behaviors, and peer tutors have exhibited competence and a sense of responsibility toward the program. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (60th, Houston, TX, April 11-16, 1982, Session F-15).