ERIC Number: ED229975
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
What's So Important about Water?
Walker, Mary Pat; Baker, C'Anne
A method of water learning (teaching low level motor coordination in water, rather than on land) has been developed for stimulating the growth and skills of severely handicapped students. The model, which attempts to elicit natural developmental responses to the environment, incorporates task analysis of developmental preswimming sequences beginning with a single continuum and evolving through stages. One of the principal benefits of the water learning program is the stimulation of developmental growth not only in motor skills (such as extended range of motion or head control), but also in classroom gains in behavior, motivation, academic achievement, and speech stimulation. A data collection system provides information on individual progress and program accountability. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Water Learning Programs
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (61st, Detroit, MI, April 4-8, 1983).