ERIC Number: ED079269
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Operation Sports, Health and Recreation Program. Reprint 1972.
Texas State Dept. of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Austin.
This publication provides a variety of activities that have been useful in developing and conducting physical education and recreation programs at residential centers for mentally retarded persons throughout Texas. Easy-to-learn activities of this sports, health and recreation program (Operation SHARP) are presented in ways that minimize necessity for background, training, or experience in physical education or recreation. The activities, methods, and approaches which are reported can be used by personnel in residential facilities, day care centers, schools, recreation programs, or in other settings to establish physical education and/or recreation programs for mentally retarded participants or to upgrade and/or expand existing programs. Practical and functional sections provide information about methods, approaches, and procedures for parachute play, tire activities, cage ball games, low organized games, tumbling, combatives, circuit training, tini-klink and rhythms, and arts and crafts. General teaching methods and suggestions along with additional contacts and sources for program information are included. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Texas State Dept. of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Austin.