ERIC Number: ED242125
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Physical Activities for Children with Severe Multiple Impairments.
Grosse, Susan J.
Practical Pointers, v5 n3 Aug 1981
Intended for teachers of students with severe multiple impairments, the booklet examines the role of physical activities in the education of this population and suggests approaches to exhancing their motor development. Suggestions are offered for stimulating movement in preschool, elementary, and secondary immobile children, including tactile stimulation, passive range of motion exercises, moving the child through or over obstacles, and parachute play. Among motivational techniques considered are modeling the activities, providing visually stimulating equipment or tasks, emphasizing repetitions, and using age-appropriate activities/equipment. Specific suggestions are outlined for preschoolers (such as using a multisensory approach), elementary students (including providing imitative activities), and secondary students (such as working with balloons and rubber bands). Individualized education program goals in the physical domain are discussed, and ways to teach specific motor skills to preschool, elementary, and secondary students are reviewed. The importance of selecting individually appropriate activities in developing the student's functioning is emphasized. (CL)
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Games, Motor Development, Multiple Disabilities, Physical Activities, Physical Education, Preschool Education, Severe Disabilities, Stimulation, Teaching Methods
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 1900 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 ($2.25, Stock No. 245-27000).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Reston, VA. Information and Research Utilization Center.