ERIC Number: ED100090
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
AIM: Adventures in Movement for the Handicapped.
Adventures In Movement for the Handicapped, Inc., Dayton, OH.
The handbook on Adventures in Movement for the Handicapped (AIM) gives information about general organizational goals and suggests activities for use by volunteer teachers with blind, deaf, crippled, cerebral palsied, mentally retarded, and autistic children at five ability/age levels. General Information given about each handicap usually includes types of conditions, causes, incidence, and associated defects, as well as terminology and teaching hints. A specific outline for the AIM method of movement education gives a breakdown of each class period in terms of basic exercises, locomotor movements, rhythmic dance patterns and creative movements. Provided are numerous activities and teaching suggestions, such as using the Simon Says game to help crippled children focus their attention and use eye contact. Modifications of the AIM method for use with particular handicapping conditions are detailed, such as utilizing large and small cardboard circles as visual aids to help hearing impaired children develop rhythmic clapping and tapping patterns. Also suggested are steps to follow if a child has a seizure. (LH)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Adventures In Movement for the Handicapped, Inc., Dayton, OH.