ERIC Number: ED029445
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Physical Activities for the Mentally Retarded; Ideas for Instruction.
American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC.
A viewpoint regarding physical education and recreation for the retarded is presented, and the development of fundamental motor skills, including postural orientation, locomotor, and other skills, is detailed. Teaching techniques are suggested, and activities are outlined on three levels: level 1, basic movement patterns, fundamental motor skills, initial perceptual development, primitive conceptual formation, and development of self awareness, body concept, and self image; level 2, activities of low organization in which patterns, movements and skills developed at level 1 are applied to increasingly complex situations; and level 3, adapted and lead-up activities in which patterns, movements, and skills are used to prepare the individual for participation in sports, games, and higher organized activities. Sample units on bowling and softball (level 4 activities), a classification index of all activities, a 15-item annotated bibliography, and a form for evaluation of and suggestions for the document are also included. (JD)
Descriptors: Athletic Equipment, Athletics, Body Image, Exceptional Child Education, Games, Mental Retardation, Perceptual Motor Coordination, Physical Activities, Physical Education, Physical Education Facilities, Psychomotor Skills, Recreational Activities, Skill Development, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Unit Plan
American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D. C. 20036 ($2.00).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC.