ERIC Number: ED207314
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Movement Exploration as a Technique for Teaching Pre-Swimming Skills to Students with Developmental Delays.
Buis, Joyce M.; Schane, Catherine S.
Practical Pointers, v4 n8 Dec 1980
Background, rationale, and techniques for using movement exploration to teach preswimming skills to developmentally delayed persons are given. Objectives (beyond the primary one of safety) of such a program include body awareness, spatial awareness, movement, and perceptual motor functions. Guidelins for activity selection and adaptation are given. The document concludes with descriptions of 42 tasks designed to promote breath control, balance, body awareness, movement, spatial awareness, manipulation, and sensory response. (CL)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Motor Development, Movement Education, Perceptual Motor Coordination, Recreational Activities, Swimming, Teaching Methods
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 1900 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Reston, VA. Information and Research Utilization Center.