ERIC Number: ED210475
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Part, Not Apart: A Systematic Approach to Integrated Recreation and Leisure for Developmentally Disabled Adults.
Congdon, David M.; And Others
This program manual was developed by the Grant-Blackford Development Center in order to help other professionals and organizations working with developmentally disabled persons to improve their recreation and leisure programs. The manual's philosophy is to structure recreation programs for fun, not just for skill teaching: stressing abilities, not disabilities; and to develop activities as part of, not in competition with, recreation activities in the community. The material in the manual is experience-based, having evolved over four years in a community agency serving developmentally disabled adults. The manual is divided into two sections. Section 1 includes an introduction to the program, procedures for client assessment, instructions for resource assessment and development, suggestions for maintaining and generalizing skills learned in the recreation activities, pointers for developing written program directions, and instructional strategies. A sample form for assessing clients' leisure interests and capabilities is included. Section 2 contains representative programs that have been developed at Grant-Blackford, including the following: Atari video games, checkers, Blockhead, Crazy Eights card game, Doodle Art, Fish card game, fishing, indoor gardening, jarts, movies, music appreciation, photography, Pit card game, rug hooking, spectator football, tic-tac-toe, Tommy Wee Wonderful Waterful, Velcro dart game, and Uno card game. Recommended publications consistent with the manual's approach are described in the appendix. (KC)
Descriptors: Adults, Annotated Bibliographies, Developmental Disabilities, Evaluation Methods, Guides, Individual Development, Integrated Activities, Learning Activities, Leisure Time, Mainstreaming, Needs Assessment, Normalization (Handicapped), Program Development, Recreation, Recreational Activities, Recreationists, Resource Materials, Resources, Skill Analysis, Skill Development, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Developmental Disabilities Council, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: Grant-Blackford Developmental Center, Marion, IN.
Note: Tables marginally legible.