ERIC Number: ED113901
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Swimming for the Handicapped: A Manual for the Aide.
Presented is the American National Red Cross Swimming for the Handicapped Program manual designed for volunteer aides. The program's aims, scope, and value are described in the introduction. It is noted that the nonswimming aides can play a vital role in transportation, dressing room assistance, record keeping, and as safety assistants, while swimming aides function directly as instructional assistants. Listed are safety guidelines (such as not carrying a child across wet decks) and factors to consider in teaching the handicapped (such as treating handicapped children with dignity). Teaching suggestions are included for seven types of handicapping conditions: mental retardation, cerebral palsy, orthopedic disabilities, hearing disabilities, visual disabilities, learning disabilities, and multiple disabilities (mentally retarded-cerebral palsied, hyperactive-emotionally disturbed, rubella, and deaf-blind). Included in the appendix are signs for manual communication, the manual alphabet, a sample admission form and evaluation sheet, references, and a glossary of terms including definitions of some impairments not specifically covered in the disabilities section. (Author/SB)
Descriptors: Cerebral Palsy, Definitions, Exceptional Child Education, Handicapped Children, Hearing Impairments, Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Physical Disabilities, Recreation, Severe Disabilities, Swimming, Teaching Guides, Visual Impairments, Volunteers
The American National Red Cross, 17th and D Streets N.W., Washington, D.C.
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A