ERIC Number: ED035158
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
A Practical Guide for Teaching the Mentally Retarded to Swim.
American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC.
A guide for teaching the retarded to swim begins with a general discussion of retardation, the need for individualization, and staff qualifications. Factors discussed in program organization and administration include community agencies, staff training, examples of records and forms, and first aid procedures. Suggested methods consider perceptual motor abilities, a multisensory approach, breaking down skills sequentially, transfer of training, motivation, awards, discipline, swimming readiness, orientation, entering the water, innovations, assistive devices, movement exploration, and circuit and interval training. Step-by-step procedures for mastering different floating and swimming positions are described and illustrated by sketches. A variety of water stunts and games are included as are recommendations for pool facilities. Behavior modification techniques are discussed and photographs are provided throughout. (RJ)
Descriptors: Exceptional Child Education, Games, Mental Retardation, Physical Education, Program Administration, Records (Forms), Recreation, Recreational Activities, Recreational Facilities, Reinforcement, Sequential Approach, Swimming, Teaching Methods
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.