ERIC Number: ED025071
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Programing for the Mentally Retarded. Report of a National Conference (Washington, D.C., October 31 - November 2, 1966).
American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC. Project on Recreation and Fitness for the Mentally Retarded.
Papers and presentations on physical education and recreation for the mentally retarded consider programs in Norway, the importance of physical activity, the physical educator as a member of the special education team, and the team approach in programing. The following are also treated: recreation and day care for the severely retarded in a community setting, a community recreation team approach to programing, play facilities and equipment, a program of developmental motor activities, support for recreation programs, and physical education programs. Additional information is provided concerning financial assistance and resource material available from the U.S. Office of Education, preparation of grant proposals, and comprehensive state planning in mental retardation. The role of motor activities in programs for retarded and educationally handicapped children is assessed, as are community/residential facility cooperation, recreation planning for retarded adults, scouting, recreation for the severely and profoundly retarded, sex education, and the challenge to action. Reactions, questions and answers, and group and special interest discussions are included. (JD)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Community Programs, Day Care, Developmental Programs, Equipment, Exceptional Child Services, Financial Support, Mental Retardation, Motor Development, Physical Activities, Physical Education, Physical Education Facilities, Program Development, Recreation, Recreational Facilities, Recreational Programs, Resource Materials, Sex Education, State Programs
American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, NEA, 1201 16th Street, Washington, D.C. 20036 ($3.00).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC. Project on Recreation and Fitness for the Mentally Retarded.