ERIC Number: ED165365
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Guide to Swimming Instruction for Developmentally Disabled Children. Report Number 8168.
The swimming instruction guide presents teaching techniques and skill progressions for developmentally disabled individuals and includes program development and administrative guidelines. Part 1 discusses swimming and developmentally disabled children, program planning and preparation elements (including pool, scheduling, staff, parents, transportation, orientation, flotation devices), and answers frequently asked questions. Part 2 describes 18 swimming activities, including adjustment to water, breath control, basic kicking and armstroke skills, jumping, floating, turning over, changing direction, and personal safety. The eight appendixes include a swimming release form, information sheet, progress chart, teaching suggestions for volunteers, bath-time activities for children, and a bibliography and index. (BD)
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Athletics, Developmental Disabilities, Physical Activities, Program Development, Recreational Facilities, Swimming, Swimming Pools, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, Institute for Educational Services, Inc., Merrimack Education Center, 101 Mill Road, Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01824
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Mental Health, Boston.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of some parts